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    • The Year of Lear

    • Shakespeare in 1606
    • By: James Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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 42, 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed and satisfying

    • By Tad Davis on 02-24-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

    • 1599
    • By: James Shapiro
    • Narrated by: James Shapiro
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    How did Shakespeare go from being a talented poet and playwright to becoming one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he sees, and who he works 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, and, most remarkably, Hamlet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you love Shakespeare

    • By Larry Miller on 10-27-05

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Evolution

    • A View from the 21st Century
    • By: James A. Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Ira Rosenberg
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    James A. Shapiro's Evolution: A View from the 21st Century proposes an important new paradigm for understanding biological evolution. Shapiro demonstrates why traditional views of evolution are inadequate to explain the latest evidence, and presents a compelling alternative. His information and systems-based approach integrates advances in symbiogenesis, epigenetics, and mobile genetic elements, and points toward an emerging synthesis of physical, information, and biological sciences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Brilliant Modern Look at Evolutionary Biology

    • By Steven on 12-07-11

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Contested Will

    • Who Wrote Shakespeare?
    • By: James Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    For nearly two centuries, the authorship of William Shakespeare's plays has been challenged by writers and artists as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Mark Twain, Henry James, Helen Keller, Orson Welles, Malcolm X, and Sir Derek Jacobi. How could a young man from rural Warwickshire, lacking a university education, write some of the greatest works in the English language?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhat Surprised and very pleased

    • By Geoff in NY on 04-10-10

    Regular price: $24.49