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David Hare on His Play 'The Vertical Hour'

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Behind Guaraldi's Timeless Holiday Soundtrack

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Stoppard's Epic 'Coast of Utopia'

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Playwright Eve Ensler, 'Insecure At Last'

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Opera Examines Life of Inventor Nikola Tesla

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Baghdad Poets Find an Oasis from Violence

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