December 28, 2004 Writer Jenny Bicks has been busy ever since she began working on Sex and the City in the show's first season. For our series Scenes I Wish I'd Written, Bicks chose to discuss a scene from a Woody Allen classic, Annie Hall. Hear NPR's Susan Stamberg.
December 21, 2004All About Eve is a true Hollywood classic, an insider's look at the theater world that won Oscars for best screenplay and best director. And it also has one of screenwriter Paul Attanasio's favorite scenes.
December 14, 2004 Playwright David Henry Hwang's award-winning plays include 1980's FOB (or "Fresh Off the Boat") and M. Butterfly. For our series Scenes I Wish I'd Written, Hwang discusses an exchange from Tony Kushner's play Angels in America.
December 7, 2004 The Greek myth of the fate of Eurydice, who dies after being saved from Hades by Orpheus, provides the kernel of one of Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel's favorite scenes. Vogel discusses Sarah Ruhl's vision of Eurydice with NPR's Susan Stamberg.
November 30, 2004 Writer Suzan-Lori Parks has won acclaim for her depictions of modern African-American life. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Topdog/Underdog discusses two of her favorite dramatic scenes, from The Sound of Music and Taxi Driver.
November 23, 2004 Playwright Edward Albee tells NPR's Susan Stamberg that Irish playwright Samuel Beckett created two scenes that make Albee a bit jealous: one in Happy Days and another in Krapp's Last Tape.
November 16, 2004 John Waters' films have been described as raunchy, perverse and hilarious. So it comes as no surprise that he would pick a scene from a 1959 William Castle horror movie as one of his own favorites. Waters talks with NPR's Susan Stamberg.
November 9, 2004 In the newest installment of our series "Scenes I Wish I Had Written," NPR's Susan Stamberg talks with award winning playwright Marsha Norman. Norman tells us about her favorite scene from another writer's play.