Studio 360

Drama Club

It’s an all-theater episode, including deconstructing the patter song, Taylor Mac’s latest on Broadway, and how Shakespeare ended up in so many parks.

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Theater magic, starting with Tootsie composer David Yazbek and musical theater obsessive John McWhorter on the art and wonder of tongue-twisting patter songs. Kurt Andersen talks with performance artist Taylor Mac on writing the new Broadway play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. And Kurt discusses the odd mixture of religious fervor, class conflict, and gender politics that made performing Shakespeare outdoors so popular in the United States.

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