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James Shapiro

Professor of English, Columbia University; Shakespeare Scholar in Residence, The Public Theater

James Shapiro is a professor of English at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1985, and a Shakespeare scholar in residence at the Public Theater in New York. He is the author of 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, Contested Will, The Year of Lear, and most recently, Shakespeare in a Divided America. Shapiro’s journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and the London Review of Books, among many other publications. He has been awarded Guggenheim, Cullman, and NEH fellowships and has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Shapiro is a past board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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