The Play's the Thing

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James Shapiro and Shakespeare in a Divided America

In this episode, noted author James Shapiro joins the show to discuss his new book, Shakespeare in a Divide America. Dr. Shapiro and Tim discuss Donald Trump, Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth in a conversation about how Shakespeare's plays have showcased America's common grounds and battle grounds alike. Shapiro's book has been nominated for the National Book Award and was a NYT top ten book of 2020.


The Play's the Thing is produced by Goldberry Studios for the CiRCE Podcast Network.