u3a Group Details

Reading Shakespeare

Week 2, Monday, 2.00 – 4.00pm

Venue: Mission Church, Street.

Leader: Julie Hillman    Tel:01458 446643 


Our well-established format for each 2-hour session is that of watching 20-30 mins of a production on DVD followed by reading and discussing the same scenes. Members need to have their own copy of the play, preferably with line numbering and are expected to do a little ‘homework’ in preparation for each session, reminding themselves of the text so far and reading a little forward in anticipation, all with the purpose of enhancing our group understanding and appreciation.

Last year the group read All’s Well That Ends Well (except that it didn’t! not in our opinion anyway) and Corialanus (wow, did that man give rise to some strong reactions from the group and maybe his mother even more so!?) This September we’re starting with The Taming of the Shrew which will take us up to the Christmas break. We anticipate there will be many a heated comment.

The group is limited to 12 and likely to be fully subscribed. However, if you might be interested to join us and just in case there are spaces do contact Group Leader Julie Hillman to find out more.