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This edition: Performance (Spring 2002)

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Episode Details

Original tape date: April 25, 2002.

Actors Frank Langella ("Fortune's Fool"), John Lithgow ("Sweet Smell of Success"), Andrea Martin ("Oklahoma!"), Estelle Parsons ("Mornings at Seven"), Mercedes Ruehl ("The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?"), Jeffrey Wright ("Top Dog/Under Dog") discuss playing a range of roles, what influences their performances including daily life and audience response, how to prepare for a performance, and working with directors in finding courage and confidence.

Guest List

Theodore Chapin Moderator

Frank Langella Actor, "Fortune's Fool"

John Lithgow Actor, "Sweet Smell of Success"

Andrea Martin Actress, "Oklahoma!"

Estelle Parsons Actress, "Mornings at Seven"

Mercedes Ruehl Actress, "The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?"

Isabelle Stevenson Host, American Theater Wing

Jeffrey Wright Actor, "Top Dog/Under Dog"