James Shapiro (“The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, Columbia University) joins the show. We discuss how William Shakespeare managed to write three iconic plays in a single year that were largely shaped by the current events of the day.
- You can purchase The Year of Lear wherever books are sold.
- More information is available about James on his website.
- “The only thing Shakespearean about his plays is the language.” James discusses interpreting Shakespeare in the modern day.