This collection contains major interviews broadcast on Radio 4 in recent years.
It excludes reviews of particular productions.
Pulitzer prize winner Tracy Letts talks about how Oklahoma's history influenced the writing of his play August: Osage County.
American playwright Bruce Norris discusses his new satirical comedy Clybourne Park.
Playwright Lucy Prebble explains how she went about translating a complex story of financial corruption into drama for her play Enron.
Tom Stoppard talks about his play Every Good Boy Deserves Favour which questions our ideas of fiction and reality.
Alan Bennett talks about his play The Habit of Art, his early success and his brushes with the British press.
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine Shakespeare's bloodthirsty tragedy, King Lear.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Oresteia, the seminal trilogy of tragedies by Aeschylus.
John McCarthy visits Oberammergau in Bavaria to witness the once-a-decade Passion Play.
The actor Kathryn Hunter discusses directing Othello for the RSC and its contemporary relevance for a globalised society.
Lynn Nottage discusses Ruined, her Pulitzer prize-winning play about women who work in a brothel in war-torn Congo.
Kwame Kwei-Armah's latest play, Seize the Day, explores the idea of a black man running for mayor of London.
The playwright Nina Raine talks about her new play Tiger Country, set in a busy London hospital.
Playwright Moira Buffini talks about her play Welcome to Thebes.
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