Shakespeare Book Club

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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 Shakespeare Book Club is now hybrid (in-person and on Zoom)! To join or for other inquiries, email

2023-2024 Season at West Hartford Public Library

In celebration of our 10-year Anniversary of the Shakespeare Book Club with the West Hartford Public Library, we present “Capital Classics’ Top Ten Shakespeare Plays: Why I love this play!”

Capital Classics Theatre Company starts the conversation by sharing their favorite Shakespeare plays, and asking everyone what they Love about it, too.

First Monday Each Month at 6:30PM

In-person at the Noah Webster Library’s Board Room and online through Zoom.

October 2As You Like It & Macbeth
November 6Titus Andronicus
December 4Twelfth Night, or What You Will
No January Session(1st Monday is New Year’s Day)
February 5The Winter’s Tale
March 4Measure for Measure & The Tempest
April 1King Lear
May 6A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Romeo & Juliet
June 3Hamlet

Capital Classics Mission Statement: Capital Classics, a non-Equity professional theatre company, was founded in 1991 to enrich the cultural environment of Greater Hartford through the theatre arts. We are committed to providing classical entertainment that is affordable, accessible, and engaging; serving the community with cultural and educational programming; and providing job opportunities and training to Connecticut’s professional theatre artists.

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.

To watch video recordings of Capital Classics Theatre Company Summer Sessions from 2020, watch the playlist through YouTube below.

1. The Taming of the Shrew
2. Queen Margaret
3. Athol Fugard’s “Victory”
4. The Scenes We Thought We Knew: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet
5. As You Like It
6. Calling Mom: Breathing, Enunciating, and Projecting for the Stage