If you’ve ever wondered why City Paper
’s longtime lead theater critic
, Ted Hoover, never reviews Shakespeare, we’ve left it to this ace nationally syndicated radio magazine to publicize the answer.
In a segment that premiered last week, Hoover explains why he thinks Shakespeare, despite centuries of adulation, actually stinks.
The seven-minute segment, available online
, starts at about the show's 34-minute mark.
If you’ve never checked out Studio 360, this is a great excuse. The amusing yet insightful interview continues the program’s informal series on “things you hate that everyone else loves.” (Andy Newman, a Studio 360 producer, knew Hoover from Newman’s days, some years ago, as CP
Studio 360 (which airs locally on Sundays on WESA 90.5 FM) is produced by WYNC and PRI.