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Page to Stage

Discover the challenges and the magic behind translating the written word into a theatrical performance. In this episode, Spark documents the creative process in three Bay Area acts. Act I: Watch Word for Word turn the printed pages of Angela Carter's gothic deconstruction of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders in "The Fall River Axe Murders." Act II: Try justifying the brutality and blood in political murders as California Shakespeare Theater's artistic director Jonathan Moscone directs the climactic assassination scene in "Julius Caesar." Act III: Witness the efforts of African American Shakespeare Company to update the classic story of "Beauty and the Beast" for a contemporary audience.

[Original air date: Wed, Aug 27, 2003]

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