This collection contains major interviews broadcast on Radio 4 in recent years.
It excludes reviews of particular productions.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Aristotle's Poetics, the first ever playwriting manual.
Jude Kelly, artistic director of London's Southbank Centre, nominates Edwardian theatre producer Lilian Baylis for greatness.
Melvyn Bragg explores comedy in Ancient Greek theatre including Aristophanes and Menander.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss why revenge tragedy was so popular with Elizabethan theatre goers.
In a special programme, Mark Lawson investigates why theatre has remained such a male-dominated form.
Director Dominic Dromgoole discusses being an all weather theatre and the Globe's funding.
As the London Palladium celebrates its 100th birthday, Mark Lawson talks to stars who have performed on its stage.
Mark Lawson reports on the reopening of the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.
Michael Grade and William G Stewart champion the life of the theatrical agent Billy Marsh.
Dr Felicity Dunworth and Professor Maggie Gayle discuss how the mother has been portrayed in drama throughout history.
Sue MacGregor brings together some of the original members of the National Theatre.
John McCarthy visits Oberammergau in Bavaria to witness the once-a-decade Passion Play.
David Edgar the founder of Britain's first graduate playwriting course talks about his book How Plays Work.
Writers including David Edgar and Jez Butterworth reflect on the traditions and oddities in the naming of plays.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether the ancient genre of tragedy has a place in our own time.
Jenni Murray is joined by Professor Tony Howard of the University of Warwick and by Kathryn Hunter who's played Richard III, the Fool in King Lear and King Lear himself.
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