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John Patrick Shanley
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John Patrick Shanley

With his newest play Defiance premiering at Manhattan Theatre Club and the award-winning Doubt entering its second year on Broadway, John Patrick Shanley talks about the evolution of his trilogy including these plays; the influence on his work of institutions he's encountered, including the military and the church; and why he gives out his e-mail address to audiences in his Playbill biography.

Original air date - April 14, 2006
Running Time - 37:32

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