West Hartford Public Library and the Capital Classics Theatre Company team up to bring you the Shakespeare Book Club. Join Capital Classics Artistic Associate and Professor of Theatre Geoffrey Sheehan in discussions of Shakespeare’s great works of theatrical literature.
The discussions will focus on literary elements, such as story, theme, and character, as well as theatrical staging ideas inspired by the texts. The Shakespeare Book Club gathers in the Meeting Room of the Noah Webster Library,20 South Main Street, West Hartford, at 7:00pm on the first Monday of most months.
No registration is needed to attend. The Club is open to any and all who have read or seen the play, and wish to discuss it. You may bring your own covered beverage or quiet snack to the meeting room.
2019-2020 Shakespeare Book Club Plays The theme of our sixth season of the Shakespeare Book Club is "Ponder & Perform." Each session will begin with a group discussion, followed by readings by Book Club participants from that month’s Shakespeare’s play.
• Monday November 4, 2019 “Antony and Cleopatra” • Monday, December 2, 2019 “All’s Well That Ends Well” • Monday, January 6, 2020 “Timon of Athens” • Monday, February 3, 2020 “The Winter's Tale” • Monday, March 2, 2020 “Henry VIII” • Monday, April 6, 2020 “Coriolanus” • Monday, May 4, 2020 “The Two Noble Kinsmen” • Monday, June 1, 2020 TBD Play Selected for the 2020 Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival
Your Isham Garage parking will be validated in the Library Meeting Room before the discussionhttp://bit.ly/libparking. Please go directly from the parking garage (bypass the garage kiosks) to the library meeting room to validate your parking using your license plate number. Parking must be validated at the library within 15 minutes of leaving your car.
Geoffrey Sheehan is currently a professor of Theatre Arts at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport where he also serves as the Theatre Arts Program Coordinator. Prior to his work at HCC, Geoffrey taught theatre in many Connecticut schools and youth programs. Geoffrey is also the co-founder and Artistic Associate with Capital Classics Theatre Company, home of the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival produced every summer on the campus of the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Geoffrey received his B.FA. in Drama from UCONN and his M.A.L.S. in Theatre from Wesleyan University.