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Judith Malina and the Radical Living Theatre.

Actor and director Judith Malina. She and Julian Beck founded "The Living Theatre" in the 1940s. It became the most revolutionary theater group, performing in the nude, confronting the audience, and breaking down theater's fourth wall.

27:27

Remembering "A Difficult Actor"

Accomplished stage and screen actor Simon Callow wrote a biography of Charles Laughton, from whom he drew tremendous inspiration. Callow says Laughton's skill in part stemmed from the late actor's self-hatred and closeted homosexuality.

27:32

A Regional Actor's Move to the Big Screen

Actor Robert Prosky is best known for his performance as a role call sergeant in Hill Street Blues. He appears in David Mamet's new movie Things Change. For 23 years he worked at Washington, DC's Arena Stage.

03:47

Fred Schepisi Reimagines an Australian Tragedy

The new film Cry in the Dark dramatizes the true story of Lindy Chamberlain, who was wrongfully convicted of infanticide while camping in Australia. Film critic Stephen Schiff says the movie proves Schepisi is a great director.

27:15

Remembering "A Difficult Actor"

Accomplished stage and screen actor Simon Callow wrote a biography of Charles Laughton, from whom he drew tremendous inspiration. Callow says Laughton's skill in part stemmed from the late actor's self-hatred and closeted homosexuality.

09:33

The Best and Worst Movies of 1988

Film critic Stephen Schiff talks with Terry Gross about this years movies. He says 1988 was an unusually good year for American films, though his favorite Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. His least favorite movie was Willow.

18:45

Stage and Screen Actor John Mahoney

While in his 30s -- and with no past experience -- John Mahoney gave up a career editing a medical journal to pursue acting. He became a member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and has appeared in films like Moonstruck and Say Anything.

03:30

A Second Helping of Turtle Power

Film critic Stephen Schiff reviews "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Two: The Secret Ooze." He says that, while several elements are borrowed from other movies, it's surprisingly watchable.

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