19 May 2017

Shakespeare’s parallels with US politics

From Upbeat, 1:20 pm on 19 May 2017

The author of Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? James Shapiro draws parallels between characters like Lear and Othello with today’s politicians.  Shapiro is here for the Auckland Writers Festival and is one the world’s foremost Shakespearean scholars. The professor of English at Columbia University has won numerous awards for his books, one of which debunks the idea that Shakespeare was not the author of the plays.

Shakespeare portrait by Cobbe

Shakespeare portrait by Cobbe Photo: Public Domain