The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.543 Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Date: November 25, 2015 at 12:59:40 PM EST
Subject: Speaking of Shakespeare with Columbia's James Shapiro
The gathering below will help launch the Shakespeare Guild’s commemoration of Shakespeare 400, a year-long celebration of the poet Emerson described as “inconceivably wise.” Hoping to see you again, and encouraging you to spread the word about what promises to be a memorable evening,
A Conversation with James Shapiro
Monday, November 30, at 7:00 p.m.
The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan
Admission Free, Open to the Public
The Shakespeare Guild is pleased to invite you to another lively conversation with the author of such celebrated volumes as Shakespeare and the Jews (1996), A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, 1599 (2005), and Contested will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? (2010).
James Shapiro, who holds a prestigious chair at Columbia University, is one of today’s most influential critics, with appearances on Charlie Rose and other TV and radio programs, and with articles in such periodicals as the New York Times, where he recently weighed in with a powerful column about modernized texts of Shakespeare’s poems and plays. In 2012 he hosted a 3-hour BBC documentary, The King and the Playwright, and in 2014 he published Shakespeare in America, a Library of America anthology that traces a Stratford dramatist’s fortunes on this side of the Atlantic.
On Monday night he’ll talk about his latest book, 1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear, a critically acclaimed study of the playwright’s response to developments that were capturing the public’s attention while he was completing what many regard as his most profound tragedy. Copies of the volume will be available for purchase, and Dr. Shapiro will be delighted in inscribe them.
See www.shakesguild.org/events.html for details, not only about this gathering and an enticing array of 2016 programs, but about a recent Gielgud Award presentation at the Guildhall in London.
John F. Andrews, President
The Shakespeare Guild
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Santa Fe, NM 87506-7536
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