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Studio 360

Megan Mullaly

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Hear Megan Mullally quote T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

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Special Guest: Megan Mullaly

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Kurt Andersen and actress Megan Mullally talk about the diverse and creative power of the human voice.

Actress Megan Mullally is best known as the character Karen Walker — the shrill, martini-swilling assistant on NBC's Will & Grace. She got her start on the stage and appeared in Grease ...

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Voice Over

Saturday, July 12, 2003

The power of the voice can be used to create phenomenal works of art, and it can be used to sell us stuff. The people in this story have coaxed you to buy toothpaste, to join a gym or to trust the news you watch. What are they thinking about ...

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Boat of Car

Saturday, July 05, 2003

Written and performed by They Might Be Giants.

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Idlewild

Saturday, July 05, 2003

Written and performed by They Might Be Giants.

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Caroline, No

Saturday, July 05, 2003

Written by Brian Wilson, performed by They Might Be Giants.

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Web Extra: No Plan B

Saturday, July 05, 2003

Written and performed by They Might Be Giants.

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The Exonerated

Saturday, June 07, 2003

The former Attorney General Janet Reno said that The Exonerated will do more to promote justice than any literary effort she knows. It's a play that features the real life stories of people who were arrested, tried, and committed to death row for years — before having their sentence overturned. ...

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Oregon Theater

Saturday, May 10, 2003

The state of Oregon may be about to zero out its arts commission — and arts groups must make creative decisions about how to survive. Producer Dmae Roberts spoke with two theatre companies in Portland, Oregon to find out how they will weather the new crisis.

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The Greatest Fisherman I Ever Knew

Saturday, May 03, 2003

Jack Handey tells the tale of an excellent angler.

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Commentary: Biography! The Musical

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Our culture has an insatiable appetite for the private lives of entertainers and politicians. Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen is watching this mania for biography play out on Broadway.

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Lanford Wilson

Saturday, April 12, 2003

The great director Federico Fellini once said that a dark theatre is like a womb — safe, self-contained and life nourishing. The playwright Lanford Wilson toys with that safe feeling. His plays expose what's in the dark, both good and bad. Caitlin Shetterly spoke to Lanford Wilson about how ...

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Pre-Set

Saturday, April 05, 2003

In theater, the stage and its proscenium are the obvious frame and container of the action. But often the sound and the lighting begin their work even the before play begins. Director Lawrence Axsmith talks about how a "pre-set" draws an audience into the world of a play. Produced by ...

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Betty Rules

Saturday, March 29, 2003

A little-known band makes it big with their true-story musical, Betty Rules. Kurt Andersen talks with the three members of Betty and we hear them perform.

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Upright Citizens Brigade

Saturday, March 01, 2003

How do improv comics create their material in a group, on the fly? Members of a New York group called the Upright Citizens Brigade explain. Produced by Josh Block.

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What Exactly is Improvisation?

Saturday, March 01, 2003

In the world of the jazz standard, improvisation is a very specific thing: it's a way of embellishing or even re-inventing a melody, using the structure of a song as a basis. Sara Fishko tried to get jazz improvisers to tell her about how they do it and she ...

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Special Guest: Alan Arkin

Saturday, March 01, 2003

Kurt Andersen and actor Alan Arkin talk about improvisation and what we get out of it.

Alan Arkin is an actor and director. He helped form Chicago's Second City improvisational troupe. That helped launch an acting career on stage and screen that has lasted over 35 years, including lead roles ...

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Aida

Saturday, February 15, 2003

In 1871, the composer Giuseppe Verdi staged a savage war as a backdrop for a romantic story. He set his opera Aida in the glory days of the pharaohs. Aida premiered in Egypt to mark the unveiling of Cairo's opera house and the opening of the Suez ...

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Special Guest: David Ives

Saturday, February 08, 2003

Kurt Andersen and playwright David Ives talk about how very tiny things capture the imagination.

David Ives is a playwright who's been called "the maestro of the short form" by the New York Times. He's probably best known for his one-act comedies including All in the Timing and Mere Mortals. ...

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Toy Theater

Saturday, February 08, 2003

Before television and radio, many families used to gather around a 14 inch box set up on a table in their living room. They’d watch melodramas and action epics without electricity in the house. The box was a toy theater, made of cardboard, and it was an immensely popular ...

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