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Shakespeare in a Divided America


Erika Mallin, James Shapiro, Oskar Eustis

How can Shakespeare continue to provide lessons for today and tomorrow? Staged in theaters across the country, read by almost every student, and valued across ideologies, Shakespeare’s plays are rare common ground in the United States. Two experts on the Bard — Public Theater Artistic Director (and Aspen Institute Harman/Eisner Artist in Residence) Oskar Eustis and author, professor, and Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro — explored our most produced and impactful dramatist’s work in context with some of the themes of this 2022 Aspen Ideas Festival.

 Presented by the Aspen Institute Arts Program at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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Wed Jun 29, 2022