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'Awakenings' opera shows Oliver Sacks as he was -- a gay man

The 1990 film of Oliver Sacks’ “Awakenings” portrayed Sacks as a heterosexual man with a female love interest. That’s because he didn’t come out until years later. Now, an opera based on the book pictures Sacks, accurately, as a gay man for the first time.

Jeremy D. Goodwin of St. Louis Public Radio reports.

 

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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