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James Shapiro: "Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?"
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Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro reads from and discusses his new book, Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?

Shapiro embarks on a search to answer the question he is most asked by lecture audiences far and wide: “Who wrote the plays?” He maintains that in England the debate has to do with class, while in American circles, it has more to do with a commitment to conspiracy theories. For Shapiro, at the root of this mystery is an inability to understand why so many people subscribe to the belief that Shakespeare wasn’t writing primarily for the general public.

Shapiro is the author of A Year in the Life of Shakespeare: 1599, Rival Playwrights, Shakespeare and the Jews, and Oberammergau. He is a professor at Columbia University.