James Shapiro leads participants through the pair of plays that the Public Theater will stage this summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

The classes will offer insights into the language, style and performance histories of the plays, with the goal of preparing theatergoers to get the most out of seeing these productions. Students may enroll in one or both sessions.

June 7: Julius Caesar
June 14: A Midsummer Night's Dream


Brief Bio

James Shapiro is Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and serves on the board of directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company and on the board of governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library. His books include Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?, A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599, and The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, “a meticulous narrative of a momentous year in the life of the playwright and a masterpiece of intelligent literary criticism,” writes Colm Tóibín.

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  • Reading Shakespeare with James Shapiro

    First Session: Wed, Jun 7, 2017, 6:45 pm - 9 pm

    Instructor: James Shapiro

    Day(s): Wednesday

    Sessions: 2

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: Room To Be Assigned

    Price: from $300.00








    $300 for 2 sessions/$150 for 1 session

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