Convenor: Liz Brandow
What is it about Shakespeare’s work which makes it so fascinating? Perhaps it’s the range: love stories, both comic and tragic; acute political analysis; insights into what makes us tick, both as individuals and as a society; and a topicality which never dates.
We read the plays closely, sometimes aloud, exploring the text in context of the cultural background. Whenever possible, we watch productions on DVD and Video. Visits to see live productions can also be organised.
1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro is a good read and gives a fascinating insight into the world of the Globe, its theatre company and its resident playwright.
When: 2.00pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month, at the Quaker Meeting House, Queens Road, Leicester LE2 1WP.