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FROM THIS EPISODE

This show features a dramatic and emotional reading by writer/actor Wallace Shawn of an excerpt from Night Thoughts. According to Shawn, the world is divided between the lucky and the unlucky. His book-length essay is, in part, an apology for being a lucky, privileged American. However, his imagination leads him to an optimistic proposal – we could use the forgotten tools of civilization to inspire us to stop exploiting the unlucky and poisoning the planet. Does our salvation rest in the soul-expanding appreciation of ignored works of great literature, music, theatre and art?

Photo by Sean Dellorco

Night Thoughts

Wallace Shawn

CREDITS

Guests:
Wallace Shawn, actor, playwright, essayist and comedian

Producers:
Connie Alvarez
Alan Howard

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