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Melbourne Shakespeare Society (est. 1884)

2018 Programme

 

Events at St Francis Monastery Hall, Elizabeth & Ltl. Lonsdale (unless otherwise indicated)

 

February

3

 

 

 

24

1 pm: Adscititious Reading at Collingwood Library

 


2 pm Meeting

 Thomas Heywood, A Woman Killed with Kindness (1603), dir. Leah Ingram

 

 

Short papers from ANSZA conference ‘Shakespeare at Play’, by Judith Rodriguez, Barbara Sharpe, & Peter Groves.

 

March

24

1 pm Reading

Cymbeline, dir. Peter Groves

 

April

7

 

 

28

1 pm Workshop at Richmond Library

 

2 pm Meeting

On The Roaring Girl, led by Sue Tweg

 

 

‘Visual Shakespeare: Rossetti’s Hamlet’, an illustrated talk by Luisa Moore (Australian National University)

 

May

26

1 pm Reading

Middleton and Dekker, The Roaring Girl, a Jacobean city comedy, dir. Sue Tweg

 

June

2

 

 

23

1 pm Film screening at Collingwood Library

 

2 pm Meeting

Kozintsnev’s Hamlet (Russian, with English subtitles; 1964)

 

‘Pasternak, Kozintsnev, Zhivago and Hamlet’—an illustrated talk by Barbara Sharpe

 

July

28

1 pm Reading

 Two Noble Kinsmen (Shakespeare & Fletcher), dir. Barbara Sharpe

 

August

4

 

 


25

1 pm Reading at Collingwood Library: Going Through A Stage

 

12.30 pm Meeting

Matthew O'Sullivan (ex-RSC) will perform his 45-minute play about an elderly Shakespearean actor, followed by a Q&A session.

 

AGM, followed by lunch, and then (at 2 pm), ‘Playing Dead’, an illustrated talk by Dr Sue Tweg (Monash University)

 

September

22

12 noon Reading

Henry VIIIor, All is True, dir. Tony Thomas (Note early start)

 

October

6

 

 

27

1 pm Film screening at Collingwood Library

 

2 pm Meeting

Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books (1991; a version of The Tempest)

 

'The Tempest and Shakespeare's theories of dramatic art', an illustrated talk by Dr Peter Groves (Monash University)


November

24

1 pm Reading

The Tempest, dir. Peter Groves

 

December

1

2 pm Meeting at Collingwood Library

 

President’s Meeting: fun and frolics for all, including ‘Venice: Shakespeare, Jonson and Dickens’, an illustrated talk by Dr Alan Dilnot (Monash University).


 

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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