Monday, March 19, 2012

Shakespeare Scholar James Shapiro Speaks at the Ransom Center, University of Texas, on Thursday, March 22

James Shapiro, William ShakespeareShakespeare scholar at Columbia University and author of A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 [click for ALT review], speaks Thursday night, March 22, at the Ransom Center about Shakespeare’s “life” as currently written. The program will be webcast live at 7 p.m. CST.

Shapiro specializes in Shakespeare and Elizabethan culture and is also the author of Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare.

The Harry Ransom Center is at 21st St. and Guadalupe on the University of Texas campus (click for map). Please be aware that the Ransom Center's Charles Nelson Prothro Theater has limited seating. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.

Click to read a brief interview of Shapiro by Kelsey McKinney, published by the Ransom Center's website Cultural Compass, March 19

1 comment:

  1. Contested Will sounds like an excellent book. I heard it reviewed on Elaine Charles' radio show, The Book Report ( He certainly sounds like an interesting guy and this lecture should be well worth attending.