with James Shapiro
Offered in partnership with The New York Public Library
Thursday, May 31, 2012

The morning seminar focuses on Hamlet’s literary sources and contexts, the historical moment in which the play was written, the multiple versions of the text, the nature and originality of the soliloquies, the tragedy’s critical reception, and the stage history of Shakespeare’s most popular play.

James Shapiro is Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and the author of many award-winning books, including 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare and most recently, Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library as well as the Advisory Council for the Authors Guild and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.