James Shapiro on King Lear and Shakespeare in America
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Thursday • May 24 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Join us for a talk with James Shapiro
James Shapiro is the Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1985. His books include Shakespeare and the Jews (1996), republished in a 20th anniversary edition; 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (2005) which won the Samuel Johnson Prize; Contested Will (2010); the anthology Shakespeare in America (2014); and The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 (2015), which won the James Tait Black Prize. He has also co-authored and presented two BBC documentaries: Shakespeare: The King’s Man and The Mysterious Mr. Webster.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company and is Shakespeare Scholar in Residence at New York’s Public Theater, and has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Shapiro has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and has received an NEH Public Scholar Award for 2017-18 for a book on Shakespeare in America.
Please join us to welcome Dr. Shapiro to Santa Fe. He will talk on King Lear and Shakespeare in America.
Ariana Karp, Artistic Director of the ISC, will act as interlocutor.