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  • August 7, 2014 | Moyers & Company

    Revisit clips from an episode from over 30 years ago, in which Bill joined the legendary writer on her return to Stamps, Arkansas, the small town where she grew up. Continue reading

  • August 4, 2014

    Read a book excerpt from Tragedy in the Age of Oprah: Essays on Five Great Plays. Continue reading

  • August 2, 2014

    Thanks to Joe Papp, over five million people have enjoyed more than 100 free productions of Shakespeare at the Delacorte Theater in New York City’s Central Park. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

    After the broadcast interview ended the actor talked to Bill about why he passed on the part of King Lear 20 years ago and his reason for taking it this time around. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

    The actor talks about his role in the new film about a recently married gay couple. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

    John Lithgow joins Bill to talk about the challenges and triumphs of playing Shakespeare’s greatest role, and why we are so drawn to the tale of this flawed, contradictory leader at this moment. Continue reading

  • July 31, 2014

    The artistic director of the Public Theater posits that some Shakespeare plays become particularly popular when they reflect the America we live in. Continue reading

  • July 15, 2014 | Poets & Writers

    In this 1990 interview with Bill, the late South African writer talks about how she came to understand politics through its effects on people. Continue reading

  • June 19, 2014

    “You have to code-switch a lot. One day you’re the guest of honor, the next day you’re a peasant.” Continue reading

  • May 29, 2014 | Updated June 2, 2014 | Poets & Writers

    In this clip from a 1973 interview, Bill Moyers asks Maya Angelou, who died last week at the age of 86, about the burgeoning women’s liberation movement and what it means to her. Continue reading