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All activities take place at St Francis' Monastery Hall unless stated otherwise.


Start: 1.00 p.m.


Start: 2.00 p.m.

4 February at Collingwood Library
Associated Readings
Edmund Ironside
25 February Speaker: Peter Groves
Style and Attribution (did Shakespeare have a hand in Edmund Ironside?)
25 March


22 April

Speaker: Angela Schumann (Monash University)
Shakespeare's Catholic Heritage
25 May
Timon of Athens


25 June Speaker: Megan Blake (Monash University)
on Imaginary Shakespeares and how they shape our understanding of the plays
22 July
A Winter's Tale
5 August at Collingwood Library
Workshop on The Duchess of Malfi with Sue Tweg and Peter Groves


26 August
12.30 AGM
Refreshment break between AGM & Meeting
2.00   Meeting
Speaker: Peter Craven (topic "Our actors are all spirits: listening to Shakespeare")     
23 September
Associated Reading
The Duchess of Malfi
John Webster
7 October at Collingwood Library Pericles workshop with Barbara and Peter,
1 pm at Collingwood Library.

28 October Speaker: Matthew O'Sullivan performs his entertaining and thought-provoking story "Playing the King", first broadcast on Radio New Zealand, which tells of the struggles of an ageing actor faced with the challenge of playing King Lear.
25 November
2 December, at Collingwood Library (wheelchair accessible)

The President's Meeting
Reading and Meeting, including short reading(s) - and partying

At our meetings, the main topic will usually be preceded by a short talk, book review and other cameos - items to be advised as they are scheduled.
All these activities take place on Saturday afternoon
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