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Shakespeare Festival Reads

Join us for a collaborative reading group with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis! We usually meet the third Tuesday of every month. Monthly discussions will include Shakespeare's own texts, as well as commentary and modern adaptations. Questions? Interested? Email Jonesey at jonesey@left-bank.com

March: Coriolanus by William Shakespeare 

April 15th, 7:00pm: Henry IV parts 1&2 by William Shakespeare

May 20th, 7:00pm: Henry V by William Shakespeare

Did you get out to Shakespeare in the Park? Check out the photos they've posted right here.

June 17th, 7:00pm: A Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer

July 15th, 7:00pm: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

August 19th, 7:00pm: King Lear by William Shakespeare

September 16th, 7:00pm: Fool by Christopher Moore

Shakespeare in the Streets happens September 18-20 2014 in Downtown Clayton - we'll be there, will you? 

October 21st, 7:00pm: The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare

DATE CHANGE: November 11th, 7:00pm: The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Philips

December 16th, 7:00pm: William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher

The Plays We've Read

Book List

Fool (Paperback)

$11.99
ISBN-13: 9780060590321
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks, 3/2010
September 2014 selection.

King Lear (Paperback)

$8.00
ISBN-13: 9780812969115
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library, 4/2009

August 2014 selection.

Simon Russell Beale starred as King Lear at the National Theatre this past spring. He's written a wonderful article for The Telegraph - Check it out

 


A Thousand Acres (Paperback)

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781400033836
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor, 12/2003

July 2014 selection.

Meet Jane Smiley on October 8th!


$6.40
ISBN-13: 9780812969207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library, 4/2009
October 2014 selection.

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780812977929
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2/2012
November 2014 selection.

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781594746376
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books, 8/2013
December 2014 selection.

Coriolanus (Paperback)

$8.00
ISBN-13: 9780812969344
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days From Our Warehouse
Published: Modern Library, 6/2011
Winter 2014 suggestion

Henry IV, Part 1 (Paperback)

$8.00
ISBN-13: 9780812969245
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library, 8/2009

April 2014 selection.

Thank you so much to everyone from Shakespeare Festival who joined us in the store for conversation! 

Actors pictured: Andrew Michael Neiman (Poins), back of Mason Conrad's head (Francis)

Actors pictured: Charles Pasternak (Hotspur), Chauncey Thomas (Sir Richard Vernon), (also Jennifer Wintzler (Director of Community Engagement and Education) 


Henry IV, Part 2 (Paperback)

$5.95
ISBN-13: 9780812969252
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library, 8/2009

April 2014 selection.

Thank you so much to everyone from Shakespeare Festival who joined us in the store for conversation!

Actors pictured: Mason Conrad (Francis), Eric Dean White (Morton), Michael James Reed (Henry IV), Drew Battles (Warwick), Dakota Mackey-McGee (Lady Percy)

Actors pictured: Charles Pasternak (Hotspur), Chauncey Thomas (Sir Richard Vernon) 


Henry V (Paperback)

$8.00
ISBN-13: 9780812969269
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library, 4/2010

May 2014 selection

Thank you so much to everyone from Shakespeare Festival who joined us in the store for conversation!

Actors pictured: Dakota Mackey-McGee (Princess Katherine), Drew Battles (forehead only) (Gower), Michael James Reed (Exeter), Eric Dean White (Governor/Salisbury/Le Fer), Mason Conrad (York)

 


$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780143125631
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books, 4/2014

June 2014 selection.

It was generally agreed that The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England is a tremendous read (altho it may be a bit long for some readers). There is such detail and immediacy and humor in this book, and we all look forward to reading the plays and poems with this texture in the background. 




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