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Our Shakespeare, Ourselves

Synopsis
Podcast. What scant documentary evidence exists paints Shakespeare as a litigious and pecuniary figure, These issues, among others, have prompted readers of Shakespeare to doubt that the man from Stratford was the true author of the plays. But why do we care so much about who Shakespeare was, and what does that say about us? With James Shapiro, professor of English at Columbia University and author of Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? as a guide, journalist Brooke Gladstone explores the ways in which the centuries-long war over Shakespeare’s identity illuminates our shifting perceptions of class, art, genius, and even religion.
Series
On the Media
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
22 Apr 2016 (Channel: WNYC)
Duration
32 mins

Credits

Contributor
Brooke Gladstone; James Shapiro

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Authorship

Notes

Notes
Accessed 8/2016.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.wnyc.org/story/our-shakespeare-ourselves/
Online format
Streamed/Download

Production Company

Name

WNYC

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