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David Hare's plays and screenplays include Plenty, Skylight, The Blue Room, The Hours and Stuff Happens. Brigitte Lacombe/Courtesy of W. W. Norton & Company hide caption

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Dramatist David Hare Says, Like Many Writers, He's Driven By Doubt

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Surrounded by his children, Eddie Murphy is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, in Washington. Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP hide caption

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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Allen Elizabethan Theatre, featuring a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. T. Charles Erickson/Courtesy of Oregon Shakespeare Festival hide caption

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O Romeo, Romeo, What The Heck Are You Saying?

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Playwright Arthur Miller sits at his typewriter in New York City in 1949, the same year he won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Death of a Salesman. AP hide caption

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After Decades On Stage, Arthur Miller's Works Defy The Final Curtain

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Hasan Minhaj performs in his new one-man show "Homecoming King". Wei Shi/Courtesy of Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King hide caption

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Hasan Minhaj Of 'Daily Show' On Prom, Indian Dads And White Folks At Desi Weddings

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In the new Deaf West production of Spring Awakening, the deaf lead actors have doubles in the background who speak and sing for them, and everyone signs. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'Spring Awakening' Returns To Broadway — In Sign Language

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Everything at the brand new Cultural Center in downtown Buenos Aires is free — from art installations to symphony concerts. "Culture is an investment for this government, not an expense," says Culture Minister Teresa Parodi. Centro Cultural Kirchner hide caption

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In Argentina, Where Culture Is 'A Right,' A Free New Arts Center Opens

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Guest DJ Rita Moreno On Fighting Back And Winning

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Tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance is the founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance/New York. She has been dancing since she was 4. Christopher Lane/John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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Michelle Dorrance: 'I Just Knew I Would Never Stop Tap Dancing'

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From Ingenue To Antigone: Juliette Binoche Discusses Acting, Aging And Family

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Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov poses for a portrait at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City in July. The center, a multidisciplinary practice and performance space, opened in 2005. Bryan Derballa for NPR hide caption

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No Vanity Project: At Art Center, Baryshnikov Tells Artists, 'You're The Boss'

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Actor and illustionist Geoff Sobelle calls his one-man show The Object Lesson a "meditation on our relationship to things, and to objects and stuff." Craig Schwartz/Courtesy of The Center Theatre Group hide caption

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Out Of 'The Object Lesson,' An Education In The Power Of Kept Things

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For Opera Powerhouse Dolora Zajick, 'Singing Is Connected To The Body'

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Camille Brown performs a solo from Black Girl: Linguistic Play at a 2015 TED talk. Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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Black Girlhood Takes Center Stage In A Work That's Serious About 'Play'

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