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Theater of War

After attending two theatrical productions -- the musical 1776 and Shakespeare's Henry V -- NPR's Bob Mondello reflects on the parallels with real-life events unfolding in Washington and Iraq.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.