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The Best of Broadway, On and Off… by Stuart Spencer

In the old days of theater, when the play was still the thing but movies were already a fast way to make a buck, New York playwrights hightailed it out to Hollywood after the current season had gotten underway. Then by the following summer, having made a killing in the schlock market, they’d be on the train heading back for Broadway to go into rehearsal for the next season.

The Best of Broadway, On and Off… by Stuart Spencer

In the old days of theater, when the play was still the thing but movies were already a fast way to make a buck, New York playwrights hightailed it out to Hollywood after the current season had gotten underway. Then by the following summer, having made a killing in the schlock market, they’d be on the train heading back for Broadway to go into rehearsal for the next season.

Robert Schenkkan by Stuart Spencer
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Robert Shenkkan talks to Stuart Spencer about his nine-play, six-hour epic The Kentucky Cycle, which won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Jane Alexander by Stuart Spencer
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Jane Alexander is one of those exceptional actresses who combine formidable inner strength with an almost porcelain fragility. Among her many projects of the last ten years there has been a small feature film, Testament, that “broke out” into mainstream recognition, and Eleanor and Franklin, a television film that rose above its own mainstream aspirations. 

Campbell Scott by Stuart Spencer
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Campbell Scott is known for his ability to play a wide variety of roles. He portrayed Willy in Longtime Companion, Hamlet at the Old Globe and Tunner in the film Sheltering Sky.

Joyce Carol Oates by Stuart Spencer
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With five titles short-listed for National Book Awards, and the fiction prize for Them in 1970, Joyce Carol Oates has been one of the presiding voices of American literature for the past four decades.

Eduardo Machado by Stuart Spencer
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“Not any one play is precious. You do the best you can in each situation as it comes to you. No writer is made of one play. If they are, they’re not very good writers.”

John Ford Noonan by Stuart Spencer
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“You can’t be great when you value greatness, when greatness, rather than the fulfillment of your talent, is your aspiration.”

Where You Are Not by Stuart Spencer

And what you do not know is the only thing you know

Horton Foote by Stuart Spencer
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Horton Foote, author of numerous stage, television and screenplays, has won Academy Awards for To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies. He speaks here with playwright Stuart Spencer

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