1. PhotoClockwise from top left: from “Welcome to Chechnya” (2020), “The Cave” (2019), “5 Broken Cameras” (2012), “Freedom on My Mind” (1993), “Honeyland” (2019) and “The Work” (2017).
      CreditClockwise from top left: Courtesy of HBO; National Geographic Films; © Kino Lorber Films/courtesy Everett Collection; Clarity Films; Ljubomir Stevanov/© Neon/Courtesy Everett Collection; Joe Wigdahl/© First Look Media/Courtesy Everett Collection

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  1. PhotoMembers of the original casts of “Hair,” which played in various cities, including, from left: <strong>CHARLOTTE CROSSLEY</strong>, <strong>JAMES RADO</strong>, <strong>STAN SHAW</strong>, <strong>NATALIE MOSCO</strong>, <strong>LEATA GALLOWAY</strong>, <strong>DAVID PATRICK KELLY</strong>, <strong>MEAT LOAF</strong>, <strong>TED LANGE</strong>, <strong>DALE SOULES</strong>, <strong>ANDRÉ DE SHIELDS</strong> and <strong>MARJORIE LIPARI</strong>. Photographed at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in New York City on Feb. 7, 2020.
    CreditNicholas Calcott

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    PhotoThe playwright Richard Greenberg (right) in his Chelsea apartment with his friend, the actress Maddie Corman, photographed on Feb. 2, 2020.
    CreditSean Donnolla

    The Bard of American Privilege

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  2. PhotoRachel Weisz, photographed in New York City on May 10, 2019. <strong>Salvatore Ferragamo</strong> jumpsuit, price on request, <a href="https://www.ferragamo.com/shop/us/en">ferragamo​.com</a>. <strong>Bottega Veneta</strong> boots, $1,150, (800) 845-6790.
    CreditPhoto by Craig McDean. Styled by Marie Chaix

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