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All the World’s a Stage

We don’t often think of the theater as a democratic cornerstone, but talk to Oskar Eustis, the acclaimed artistic director at the Public Theater in New York City, and the stage shimmers into focus as the essential art form of a free society. Oskar has produced such award-winning shows as HamiltonFun Home and Sweat, and he has become convinced that the theater’s capacity to teach each one of us how to be more fully alive is a gift that should not be confined to elite stages. He joins Anne here for the last episode of our Restoration of the Human season to dream about the ways in which the theater’s ancient logic might seep out into other corners of our fragmented society, granting new life for our practice of democracy, and indeed, for our souls.

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