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James Shapiro, Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia and author of Shakespeare in a Divided America and The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, leads participants through the plays that the Public Theater will stage this summer in Central Park, offering insights into their language, style and performance histories.
Sep 8: Richard II
Sep 15: As You Like It
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 Shakespeare in a Divided America, 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.
Reading Shakespeare with James Shapiro
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