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  • Oberammergauby James Shapiro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    The Bavarian village of Oberammergau has staged the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ nearly every decade since 1634. Each production of the Passion Play attracts hundreds of thousands, many drawn by the spiritual benefits it promises. Yet Hitler called it a convincing portrayal of the menace of Jewry, and in 1970 a group of international... more...

  • Contested Willby James Shapiro

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 17.00

    For more than two hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, no one doubted that he had written his plays. Since then, however, dozens of candidates have been proposed for the authorship of what is generally agreed to be the finest body of work by a writer in the English language. In this remarkable book, Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro explains... more...

  • A Year in the Life of William Shakespeareby James Shapiro

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England Shakespeare wrote four of his most famous plays: Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet ; Elizabethans sent off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathered an Armada threat from Spain, gambled on a fledgling East India Company, and waited to see who... more...

  • Contested Willby James Shapiro

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 10.19

    For two hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, no one thought to argue that somebody else had written his plays. Since then dozens of rival candidates - including The Earl of Oxford, Sir Francis Bacon and Christopher Marlowe - have been proposed as their true author. Contested Will unravels the mystery of when and why so many people began... more...

  • Who Wrote Shakespeare?by James Shapiro

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 3.99

    This ebook is an excerpt from Contested Will by James Shapiro, and originally appeared as the last section titled "Shakespeare."  In this chapter, Shapiro succintly and eloquently makes the case for why no one else but Shakespeare could have written Shakespeare's plays. more...

  • 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeareby James Shapiro

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 10.19

    How did Shakespeare go from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he saw and who he worked with as he invests in the new Globe theatre and creates four of his most famous plays - Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, ... more...

  • Mobile Genetic Elementsby James Shapiro

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Mobile Genetic Elements introduces the nonspecialist to the biology and genetics of mobile elements. It attempts to make the biochemistry of DNA rearrangements more accessible to embryologists and evolutionists, and to illuminate the related developmental cycles to the biochemist. The book also shows how natural the activity of mobile elements can... more...

  • The Year of Learby James Shapiro

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 30.00

    Preeminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro shows how the tumultuous events in England in 1606 affected Shakespeare and shaped the three great tragedies he wrote that year? King Lear , Macbeth , and Antony and Cleopatra . In the years leading up to 1606, since the death of Queen Elizabeth and the arrival in England of her successor, King James... more...

  • 1606by James Shapiro

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 11.65

    1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear traces Shakespeare's life and times from the autumn of 1605, when he took an old and anonymous Elizabethan play, The Chronicle History of King Leir , and transformed it into his most searing tragedy, King Lear . 1606 proved to be an especially grim year for England, which witnessed the bloody aftermath... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Jewsby James Shapiro

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    James Shapiro?s unvarnished look at how Jews were portrayed in Elizabethan England challenged scholars to recognize the significance of Jewish questions in Shakespeare?s day. From accounts of Christians masquerading as Jews to fantasies of settling foreign Jews in Ireland, Shapiro?s work delves deeply into the cultural insecurities of Elizabethans... more...