Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro explains when and why so many people began to question whether Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him, and examines the history of the controversy, what it means, why it matters, and how it has persisted.
In Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? he looks at how the questions of whether Shakespeare wrote his plays are fundamental questions about literary genius and about the relationship between life and art.
Event: James Shapiro will be speaking
Sunday, May 2, at 11:00 am
92nd Street Y
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
Tickets $34; more information here.