Three of America's greatest playwrights discuss the intersections of the arts and society and assess the future of playwriting, the relative impact of their own plays and the socio-historical elements involved in creating modern dramatic works. Tony Kushner has received the esteemed "double" of the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his work, "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches"; Suzan-Lori Parks won a Pulitzer and was nominated for a Tony Award for "Topdog/Underdog"; and David Henry Hwang is a Tony winner and Pulitzer nominee for "M. Butterfly." New York University professor and noted theater historian Laurence Maslon moderated the event. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded February 3, 2010.
Why do some artists become famous, while others labor in obscurity? In this presentation, art historian Erika Doss traces the construction of art world celebrity from Jackson Pollock's feature spread in Life magazine in 1949 through Andy Warhol's Factory fame, to the present art world infatuation with Matthew Barney. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded November 30, 2006.