Ledbury & District

Shakespeare

MeetingWe meet on the first Thursday of the month from 10.30 am to 12.15 pm
Current VenueLedbury Methodist Church
StatusWe are now meeting face to face
MembersWe can accommodate several new members.
Contact Leader Shakespeare group

We are a group who discuss and learn more about the man and his plays.

Shakespeare was taught as a subject in school when we were young and we often rediscover him in later life. We approach Shakespeare as he intended, not by reading the plays, but by watching, looking at extracts and discussing different themes.

Members are invited to put forward topics to lead the group in discussion. There is no rota, members are free to propose an issue or not as they please.

Until November we have been meeting on Zoom and have enlivened our discussions with clips (YouTube, DVDs) from various plays, chosen by group members, thanks to our technical expert, who hunts the clips down on the internet and runs them on Zoom. This exercise has proved interesting and enjoyable,provoking much discussion across a variety of plays to illustrate different themes and genres. The video clips have provided a wide and sometimes controversial range of interpretations. We have seen performances from the Globe, Stratford, BBC and the cinema, with such performers as David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.

Shakespeare works in all cultures cultures – see the picture of the Japanese ‘Macbeth’.

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