Biography

James Shapiro

James Shapiro

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by James Shapiro - History, Literature, Screenplay

In the years leading up to 1606, since the death of Queen Elizabeth and the arrival in England of her successor, King James of Scotland, Shakespeare’s great productivity had ebbed, and it may have seemed to some that his prolific genius was a thing of the past. But that year, at age forty-two, he found his footing again, finishing a play he had begun the previous autumn—KING LEAR—then writing two other great tragedies, MACBETH and ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.