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This edition: Demystifying the Classics

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 18, 2008.

A trio of classical theatre veterans - Kate Fleetwood, Peter Francis James and Laila Robins - share their thoughts about the importance of language in performing the classics and the physical connection they feel to the language; why the classics force audiences to think; the reaction of younger audiences to classical theatre; tackling the pre-conceived ideas held by audiences about the classics; and their opinion on setting the plays in different eras.

Guest List

Kate Fleetwood Actress

Peter Francis James Actor

Laila Robins Actress

Howard Sherman Moderator, American Theatre Wing