Episode #740

Corrie, Lennon, Shakespeare

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Studio 360 Episode 740, Corrie, Lennon, Shakespeare Cover of "My Name is Rachel Corrie" (Stephen Cumminskey)

Studio 360 gets real. We hear about the divisive new play My Name is Rachel Corrie, which was scripted from the diaries of an American protester who was killed in the Gaza Strip. Ron Rosenbaum, author of The Shakespeare Wars tells Kurt Andersen why the Bard’s plays still spark controversy. And Sean Lennon stops by to talk about his new CD Friendly Fire and the pressures of being rock n’ roll royalty.

My Name is Rachel Corrie

The stateside arrival of My Name Is Rachel Corrie, which transfers from London to New York this week, is generating a lot of buzz, mostly because of the tricky politics attached to it. The play has a distinctly pro-Palestinian viewpoint, but it isn’t about Israelis and Palestinians. It’s the true ...


Sean Lennon

He is, of course, the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. But Sean Lennon is carving out a career of his own as a musician and a songwriter, experimenting with avant-garde jazz, folk and pop music. Kurt Andersen talks with Lennon about his second album, Friendly ...


The Shakespeare Wars

Ferocious debates and exciting discoveries are still in progress about the man generally regarded as the best writer to ever take on the English language. Ron Rosenbaum, author of The Shakespeare Wars, explains to Kurt Andersen why these debates aren’t much ado about nothing.


Design for the Real World: Baseball Cap

Lifelong baseball fan and graphic designer Steven Heller looks at the most American piece of headwear -- the baseball cap.



John Cameron Mitchell-- creator and star of the drag hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch-- is raising more than a few eyebrows with his new film Shortbus . Most of the actors are amateurs, all the sex on screen is real and half the movie takes ...


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