“Unravelling Shakespeare’s Life,” a Lecture by James Shapiro


The leaShakespeareding Shakespearean scholar, Professor James Shapiro, will give a public lecture on 12th June at 6.00pm, in Elvet Riverside 145, Durham University.

James Shapiro’s talk unravels Shakespeare’s “life” as currently written and explores a number of important questions. Why have his biographers drifted toward fiction? To what extent have biographical approaches premised on reading early modern writers’ lives through their works distorted Shakespeare’s accomplishments? And what alternatives are there?

Professor James Shapiro is Visiting ST Lee Professorial Fellow, School of Advanced Study, University of London. He is the author of several books, including Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? and 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare.

Students, staff and members of the public are warmly welcome to this public lecture. For more information, please contact jason.harding@durham.ac.uk.

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