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THE MELBOURNE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY


PROGRAMME: 2017


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



    READINGS     


Start: 1.00 p.m.


 MEETINGS 


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
Coriolanus
   



   



   
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
Pericles
   
    
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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