James Shapiro on 1599: A Year In The Life of William Shakespeare

Baillie Gifford Prize | 6 April 2023 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with James Shapiro about his book 1599: A Year In The Life of William Shakespeare. Explores life in Elizabethan England, how Shakespeare managed to produce four great works (including Hamlet) in just one year and why the rumours that Shakespeare was in fact more than one person are false.

James Shapiro was subsequently named the Winner of Winners, as discussed in the following episode:

Baillie Gifford Prize | 11 May 2023 | 0h 11m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify

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Shakespeare and America

History Extra | 20 March 2020 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with James Shapiro about his book Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future. Considers why England’s foremost playwright has had such a profound impact on the United States, and how his words speak to contemporary concerns.

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