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Shakespearience

Why is Shakespeare such a big deal? Questions by The Bookmonger, answers by Gary Peters, co-editor of The New Oxford Shakespeare, released today in the United States. We also talk about how big data is changing Shakespeare studies, whether Shakespeare had collaborators (yes: Christopher Marlowe), and why Othello is an excellent play.

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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