This collection contains major interviews broadcast on Radio 4 in recent years.
It excludes reviews of particular productions.
Mark Lawson interviews the 78-year-old American dramatist Edward Albee.
In a special edition of Front Row, Sir Alan Ayckbourn explains the visual appeal of writing for theatre.
Business guru Sir Gerry Robinson chooses another Irishman, playwright Samuel Beckett.
In conversation with Mark Lawson, Alan Bennett discusses his play The Habit of Art, early success and brushes with the British press.
In a special edition of Front Row with Mark Lawson, Alan Bennett reflects on his long career as a television playwright.
Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti explains why the controversy around her play Behzti, inspired her to write another play, Behud.
Mark Lawson talks to Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, the team behind musicals Les Miserables and Miss Saigon.
Playwright John Godber discusses the life of German writer Bertolt Brecht.
Playwright Howard Brenton chooses his desert island discs.
Playwright Howard Brenton, author of The Romans in Britain, Pravda (with David Hare) and Paul, talks about three new projects.
The director Peter Brook talks about his new work 11 and 12, which explores prejudice and colonial interference.
Playwright Moira Buffini talks about her play Welcome to Thebes.
Author William Boyd champions playwright Anton Chekhov's claim to greatness.
David Edgar the founder of Britain's first graduate playwriting course, talks about his book How Plays Work.
Playwright and novelist Michael Frayn talks to Mark Lawson about his childhood and his career.
Sue Lawley's castaway is the playwright and television screenwriter Lucy Gannon.
The playwright talks about his last forty years as a dramatist and explains why British theatre is unique and flourishing.
In a programme recorded before an audience in Sheffield, Mark Lawson interviews dramatist Sir David Hare.
Sue Lawley's castaway is the playwright and screenwriter Ronald Harwood.
Kwame Kwei-Armah's latest play, Seize the Day, explores the idea of a black man running for mayor of London.
Pulitzer prize winner Tracy Letts talks about how Oklahoma's history influenced the writing of his play August: Osage County.
Melvyn Bragg examines the life of glittering Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe.
Kirsty Lang talks to playwright Frank McGuinness, whose latest play was inspired by Greta Garbo's visit to Ireland in 1967.
American playwright Bruce Norris discusses his new satirical comedy Clybourne Park.
Lynn Nottage discusses Ruined, her Pulitzer prize-winning play about women who work in a brothel in war-torn Congo.
A special edition of Front Row in tribute to the Nobel prizewinning playwright Harold Pinter.
Playwright Lucy Prebble explains how she went about translating a complex story of financial corruption into drama for her play Enron.
Barry Cryer nods to his Yorkshire roots in choosing JB Priestley, the Bradford born author of An Inspector Calls.
The playwright Nina Raine talks about her new play Tiger Country, set in a busy London hospital.
Mark Ravenhill talks about his latest play which reflects on the reunification of Berlin through the lives of separated twins.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the enduring popular and academic appeal of Shakespeare.
Melvyn Bragg and guests consider the enigma of the life of William Shakespeare.
Melvyn Bragg examines what it is about Shakespeare's work that makes it universal.
James Shapiro looks at the various conspiracy theories surrounding the identity of the playwright.
Comedian and broadcaster Dr Phil Hammond nominates George Bernard Shaw for greatness.
Wallace Shawn talks about his play The Fever, in which an American traveller becomes ill in an impoverished foreign country.
Sue Lawley's castaway is the composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim reflects on his career, in a programme recorded at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Judi Herman speaks to musical theatre experts to discuss the influences behind some of Stephen Sondheim's characters.
In a special programme, Mark Lawson profiles the dramatist Tom Stoppard.
Tom Stoppard talks about his play Every Good Boy Deserves Favour which questions our ideas of fiction and reality.
Playwright David Storey looks back on some of the defining moments of his varied career.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Oscar Wilde, his literary legacy and the Aesthetes.
Stand-up comedian Rich Hall discusses the life of playwright Tennessee Williams.
Kirsty Lang talks to six of Britain's most promising young playwrights: Lucy Prebble, Polly Stenham, Chloe Moss, Lucy Kirkwood, Ella Hickson and Alia Bano.
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