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James Shapiro

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About the Author

James Shapiro is Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1985. In 2011, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has written several award-winning books on Shakespeare, most recently Shakespeare in a Divided America, and The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606. His essays and reviews appear in the New York Times, the Guardian, the New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, and The New York Public Library Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and serves as a Shakespeare Scholar in Residence at the Public Theater in New York City.

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