Professor James Shapiro in Berlin

Columbia Professor of English and Comparative Literature James Shapiro will give the Gerhard Casper Lecture, entitled "Theater, Democracy, and the Making of an American Culture War," on February 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the American Academy in Berlin.  The Federal Theater, established in the depths of the Great Depression, employed over 10,000 out-of-work actors, and staged productions seen by more than 25 million Americans between 1935 and 1939, the year that the first House Un-American Committee targeted the Theater's plays as "un-American."  This fateful accusation was the opening salvo in America's culture wars.  To register, visit the American Academy website at  

February 13, 2024 at 7:30pm - 9pm

American Academy in Berlin

Am Sandwerder 17-19
Berlin 14109
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