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Lesley Manville's year of acting fabulously




The Wallis presents The Bristol Old Vic’s award-winning production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece,
The Wallis presents The Bristol Old Vic’s award-winning production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, "Long Day's Journey Into Night," starring Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons.
Lawrence K. Ho

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Lesley Manville is on a good run

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After garnering an Academy Award nomination for her role as Daniel Day-Lewis' sister in "Phantom Thread," the actress moved to the stage for Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night." The show has traveled from London to New York and now to The Wallis in Beverly Hills. John Horn went to The Wallis to visit with Manville this week and found that on the heels of her Oscar nomination, she's more in demand than ever. The two discussed her longtime commitment to theater and her particular approach to playing Mary, a morphine addicted mother.

Guest: actress Lesley Manville

 

E3 takes an unpredictable turn

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Amid the bombast and teasers for games that are months or years away from release, audiences in pre-show sessions for the huge gaming convention last weekend previewed a quiet game that aims to meditate on crippling depression and suicidal thoughts. There was also a fast-paced and fervent war game that slows down to illustrate the horrors of battle on families and communities, and the latest installment of a Nazi-battling shoot-’em-up that pits two women leading a resistance against a world of white supremacy.

Guest: Todd Martens, reporter, Los Angeles Times

Liz Phair returns to 'Guyville'

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In 1993, Liz Phair released her debut album, "Exile in Guyville." It was an instant hit, critically and commercially. It sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Spin and The Village Voice named it album of the year. Soon after, Rolling Stone put her on the cover of its magazine. Now, 25 years later, "Exile in Guyville" has been reissued as a deluxe boxset with photos, essays, and Phair’s original four-track cassette recordings. In this episode of Song Exploder, Liz and producer Brad Wood look back to tell the story of the creation of one of the cuts on the album, “Divorce Song.”