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James Shapiro on King Lear

  • New Mexico History Museum auditorium 113 Lincoln Avenue Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)
James Shapiro • International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe

Join us for a talk with James Shapiro on Shakespeare’s King Lear

Dr. Shapiro, author of The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, comes to Santa Fe! He is here in support of the ISC Year of Lear, and we are excited to have a chance to hear his thoughts on this most remarkable play.

James Shapiro is the Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1985. His award-winning books include The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606; Shakespeare and the Jews; 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare; Contested Will; the anthology Shakespeare in America. 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.

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On Friday, May 25, please join us for an intimate conversation at a private home, where Dr. Shapiro will talk about Shakespeare in America.
Tickets: $75 ($60 of which is fully tax deductible)
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Contact: Robin Williams

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