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Symphony Space

Arts, Performing Arts

Chart Positions

Arts 47
Performing Arts 20

Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.


Queens and Babies

November 20th, 2014

Episode 12 of 116 episodes

Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about extreme love. In “Magic and Dread,” an excerpt from Jenny Offill’s novel Dept. of Speculation, a new mother is exhausted and exhilarated. The reader is Kaneza Schaal. Broadway star BD Wong reads the story of the doomed love affair between a Trojan warrior and Dido, the Queen of Carthage, from Virgil’s Aeneid.

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