James Shapiro

James Shapiro is the Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1985. He is the author of several books, including 1599 and Contested Will, and is the recipient of many awards and fellowships. Shapiro is a Governor of the Folger Shakespeare Library. He lives in New York with his wife and son.

Books by this Author

The Year of Lear
Who Wrote Shakespeare?
Contested Will


The Secret to Teaching Shakespeare

James Shapiro, leading Shakespeare scholar and author of 'The Year of Lear' and 'Contested Will,' shares the roundabout way that he discovered the Bard, as well as the secret to bringing the plays to life in the classroom.