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This edition: Suzan-Lori Parks, playwright

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 27, 2003.

Suzan-Lori Parks is a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright whose particular style of tragicomedy includes two plays based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Here she discusses her development as a playwright (despite not being able to spell) and being “haunted” by a particular subject - which compelled her to write plays about two larger-than-life characters: Hawthorne's Hester Prynne and the almost mythological figure of Abraham Lincoln.

Guest List

Suzan-Lori Parks Playwright

Linda Winer Critic, Newsday

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