ATW - Downstage Center
ATW - Downstage Center
American Theatre Wing
Marsha Norman (#123) October, 2006
48 minutes Posted Oct 23, 2006 at 7:30 am.
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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.