Who is the greater genius, Shakespeare or Mozart? Back in 2016, Team Mozart eked out a victory over Team Shakespeare in the final minutes of a fierce debate, which pitted experts from the Shakespeare Society and New Yorker magazine against renowned musicologists from the Mostly Mozart Festival. With fresh evidence, live performances, and historic anecdotes, can Shakespeare steal the crown this year? One thing is certain: whatever happens, it will be a good time.



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Live Debate

Shakespeare vs. Mozart: The Rematch

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm Bruno Walter Auditorium

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
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Adam Gopnik, host

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