Reading Shakespeare

There are 2 Groups, alternate Monday afternoons

Time: Weeks 1 & 2, Monday, 2.00 - 4.00pm

Place: Mission Church, Vestry Road, Street

Week 1(Group 1): Alan Parr, Tel: 01278 723556; Email:
Week 2(Group 2): Julie Hillman, Tel: 01458 446643; Email:

Both groups are relaxed and informal made up of members who are new to Shakespeare, those who have decided on a refresher course, and the real aficionados.

A typical session consists of reading our chosen play aloud interspersed with lively discussion. At some stage during the term, adding to our enjoyment and aiding our reading and understanding, we watch a film of the play on DVD, often the BBC production selected for its close reproduction of the original text, but sometimes a more cinematic version.

Most recently we have read and enjoyed The Taming of the Shrew and Troilus & Cressida (Group1); and Henry Vl p3 and Richard lll (Group2). Autumn term 2018 Group 1 will be reading Julius Caesar whilst Group 2, after two years of the history plays, are lightening the mood with The Comedy of Errors.

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