Shakespeare in a Divided America: James Shapiro in Conversation with Brendan Healy
Originally aired on October 26
Re-release May 10
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From leading American writer and scholar James Shapiro comes Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future. For well over two centuries, American conservatives and liberals alike have turned to Shakespeare’s works, in schools and on stages, to understand the values and issues that shape us. In this revealing discussion with Canadian Stage Artistic Director Brendan Healy, learn how Shapiro traces Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies to parallel pivotal point in American history and shed light on dividing issues such as race, gender, immigration and free speech.
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