2017 Ross M. Lence Master Teacher:
James S. Shapiro
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address
Tickets to the dinner are $50 per person.
James Shapiro is currently Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1985.
He the author of 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (2005), which was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize for the best non-fiction book published in Britain and Contested Will (2010), which was awarded the Theater Library Association's George Freedley Memorial Award. His 3-hour documentary on late Shakespeare--"The King and the Playwright"--aired on BBC4 in 2012 and his "The Mysterious Mr. Webster" on BBC2 in 2014. His most recent book, The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 (2015), was awarded the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography.
He serves on the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library as well as the Board of Directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is currently the Shakespeare Scholar in Residence at the Public Theater in New York City. He is also a Vice President of the Authors Guild.
In 2011 James Shapiro was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The Honors College has set a goal of creating a $500,000 endowment to fund this program. To date we are more than halfway towards our goal, thanks to an anonymous donor. Please contact Hannah Barker at 713.743.3220 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information.