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Fame

4 Extra Debut. Alfred Molina performs Miller's brilliant New York story on the hateful pleasure of fame for playwright Meyer Berkowitz.

Martin Jarvis directs acclaimed actor Alfred Molina in Miller's witty story on the nature of celebrity. Meyer Berkowitz has two hit plays running on Broadway.

Suddenly he's a star. And rich. People approach him in the street. Cabbies yell and wave at him. His photo is on the front cover of magazines. Barmen ply him with drinks on the house. But fame can be tiresome. Especially when you are accosted by an old high school friend.

Though anonymity can be oddly unwelcome too.

Playwright Miller's forensic examination of the dual aspects of stardom makes compelling points about human nature and the ego.

Reader: Alfred Molina

Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

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Wed 14 Oct 2015 21:00

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