Culture? What the Hell!

James Shapiro in conversation with Chris Morash

James Shapiro, renowned Shakespeare scholar and author of 1599, will discuss his forthcoming book on the US Federal Theatre Project [1935–39], a glorious attempt to spread affordable theatre among all classes and races, which fell foul of the House Un- American Committee. [The quote above was from an unnamed congressman opposed to the supposed Communist tendencies of the Project.]

Professor Shapiro will be interviewed by Chris Morash, Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at TCD, and author of A History of Irish Theatre and the newly published Dublin: A Writers’ City.