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Toni Morrison's Beloved, On Stage

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NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports on a stage production of Toni Morrison's acclaimed novel Beloved.

Shakespearean Actors and Experts Discuss the Bard

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Shakespeare experts and actors who have performed in his plays discuss what's special about the bard and how interpretations of his work have varied.

'Breaking Bad' Star Bryan Cranston Steps into LBJ’s Shoes on Broadway

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Actor Bryan Cranston is best known for his role on the hit AMC drama, Breaking Bad. But he also played President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway show, All the Way. Help students analyze the arts with this PBS NewsHour video and educational materials from May 5, 2014.  For further background and materials to support student understanding of the issue see the Teacher’s Guide, Student Handout, and Informational Text in Support Materials.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Brings Back Beloved Characters and Record Ticket Sales | PBS NewsHour

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Discuss the factors that make the "Star Wars" franchise such a success with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from December 17, 2015.

White House Hosts Poetry Jam

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Poets perform their work at the first-ever White House poetry jam.

Poet Creates Identity in Verse

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Poet, playwright and editor Nathalie Handal creates identity in verse.

Actors Brush Up on Their Shakespeare

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NewsHour Arts Correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports on a school where actors go to brush up on their interpretations of Shakespeare's works.

A Conversation With Poet Laureate Kay Ryan

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Correspondent Jeffrey Brown talks to Kay Ryan about her poetry and her role as Poet Laureate.

“Disgraced” Explores Identity and Islam in America

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See how theater can help tackle tough questions about Muslim-American identity with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from October 30, 2014.

Chicago Youth Tackle Difficult Issues through Theater

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In Chicago, young people are using theatre as a way to deal with tough issues in their lives and share their experiences with others. Share the story with your students through this PBS NewsHour video and educational materials from August, 21 2013. 

The Mystery of Shakespeare

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Shakespearean experts examine a recently discovered work that may have been penned by Shakespeare.

Shakespeare in Denver

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View a report on Denver's Shakespeare festival, where all the perfomers are in their teens or younger.

The Re-Creation of the Globe Theater

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Learn about the re-creation of Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London and consider how architecture can affect the craft of performance.

Santa Fe Indian School Students Explore Identity Through Verse

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Through verse, members of the Spoken Word Club at the Santa Fe Indian School articulate identities both modern and traditional.

Poetry of Rumi Spans Across Centuries and Cultures

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Jeffrey Brown reports on what's behind the popularity of Afghan poet Jalaluddin Rumi's poems.