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Shakespeare Festival Reads

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

Join us for a collaborative reading group with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis! We usually meet the third Tuesday of every month.  We read Shakespeare's plays and poetry, as well as commentary, history, and modern adaptations. Questions? Interested? Email Shane at shane.m@left-bank.com

2018 Reading List

Monday, January 15th, 7pm: Love's Labour's Lost ***note meeting on Monday***

Monday, February 19th, 7pm: Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt ***note meeting on Monday***

Tuesday, March 20th, 7pm: The Tempest

Tuesday, April 17th, 7pm: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

May 15th: Romeo & Juliet

June 19th: Hamlet Globe to Globe by Dominic Dromgoole

July 17th: Taming of the Shrew

August 21st: Two Gentlemen of Verona

September 18th: London Fog by Christine Corton

October 16th: Macbeth

November 20th: Falstaff: Give Me Life by Harold Bloom

December 18th: Shakespeare's First Folio by Emma Smith

 

What we've read before: 20172016201520142013, 2012The Plays We've Read 

 

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Love's Labour's Lost Cover Image
$6.40
ISBN: 9780812969146
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - August 12th, 2008

January 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9780393352603
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 4th, 2016

February 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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The Tempest Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - August 12th, 2008

March 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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Hag-Seed Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780804141314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hogarth Press - May 16th, 2017

April 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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Romeo and Juliet Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969214
Availability: Backordered
Published: Modern Library - August 25th, 2009

May 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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Hamlet Globe to Globe: Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802127969
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grove Press - April 17th, 2018

June 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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The Taming of the Shrew Cover Image
$9.00
ISBN: 9780812969290
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Modern Library - September 14th, 2010

July 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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The Two Gentlemen of Verona Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969382
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Modern Library - September 13th, 2011

August 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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London Fog: The Biography Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780674979819
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard Universi - December 1st, 2017

September 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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Macbeth Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969160
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Modern Library - April 14th, 2009

October 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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Falstaff: Give Me Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501164149
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - April 3rd, 2018

November 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780198819998
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 8th, 2018

December 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection