Tag: James Shapiro


    Almost as shocking today as it was in 1633, John Ford’s tragedy ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore is his best-known work for its racy plot of a brother and sister from a noble family who fall desperately in love with each other. On March 20, acclaimed theater company Cheek by Jowl opens the incestuous drama […]

  • Contested Will Looks at the Nuts Who Think Shakespeare Didn’t Write Shakespeare

    I love Shakespeare so much that I can never understand why people want to make a religion of him. When you love someone, deeply and persistently, you don’t want to pretend your love is perfection and install him on the high altar of a shrine, far out of your reach. You want to be with […]