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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

A midsummer night's sax comedy: the return of the lost Shakespeare jazz musical by James Shapiro

It had the hottest musicians, the coolest singers – and Louis Armstrong playing Bottom. But Swingin’ the Dream was a $2m flop. Can the RSC breathe new life into this big band take on the…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Op-Ed Contributor: A Trumpian Caesar? Shakespeare Would Approve by James Shapiro

In dropping their support for “Julius Caesar,” Delta and Bank of America have proved more sensitive than Queen Elizabeth I.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Shakespeare's last act: a torrent of twisted fantasies by James Shapiro

Thinker, lover, father, King’s man … to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, great writers explore different sides of Shakespeare. Beginning a week-long series, James Shapir…

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

How Shakespeare’s great escape from the plague changed theatre by James Shapiro

In 1606, deaths from the plague led to the closure of theatres. The disease reached the playwright’s house in London, and was to change his professional life, and the whole of drama, for e…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Would the Bard Have Survived the Web? by SCOTT TUROW, PAUL AIKEN and JAMES SHAPIRO

Literary and creative talents often remain undeveloped unless markets reward them.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Op-Ed Contributor: Hollywood Dishonors the Bard by James Shapiro

A new movie mounts a troubling campaign to debunk Shakespeare.

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