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Downstage Center
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Marsha Norman
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Marsha Norman

Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman compares the gathering and rituals shared by theatre and houses of worship; explains why she could never have written 'night Mother now that she's had children; talks about her specific goals in crafting the lyrics for "Lily's Eyes" in The Secret Garden; considers whether playwriting has actual rules and can be taught; and compares the story of The Color Purple to the classic tale of Cinderella.

Original air date - October 20, 2006
Running Time - 48:09



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