Talks & Screenings
Discussion: American Shakespeare
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Join scholars James Shapiro (author of The Year of Lear and editor of the anthology Shakespeare in America) and Ayanna Thompson (author of Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America) for a wide-ranging conversation on Shakespeare's pervasive and perennial influence on American culture. From the revolutionary era through today, the questions and contradictions that animate America have found resonant expression in Shakespeare. Profs. Shapiro and Thompson will explore how the New World came to claim 'the Man from Stratford,' and how his language has been re-discovered, by each generation, to articulate the comedies and tragedies, public and private, of American life.
November 21, 2016
6:30 pm-10:30 pm
262 Ashland Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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