Shakespeare Festival Reads

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The Magnificoes! are interested and interesting folks who gather once a month to talk plays, poems, criticism, history, and fiction! The group began in May of 2012 just in time for that year’s production of Othello #InTheGlen by Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Our long-term goal is to read all of the plays in the canon (38 of them) while enjoying the many creative works written that illuminate, complicate, and build on them. 2018 marked our 3rd year performing a staged reading as part of Shake 38!

We usually meet the third Tuesday of every month.

**This group is meeting virtually on Zoom for an invitation to join email**

2023 Reading List:

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 7pm: All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 7pm: Death by Shakespeare by Kathryn Harkup 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 7pm: Richard III by William Shakespeare

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 7pm: This is Shakespeare by Emma Smith

Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 7pm: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 7pm: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 7pm: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 7pm: Poor Naked Wretches: Shakespeare's Working People by Stephen Unwin

Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 7pm: The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 7pm: Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Tuesday November 21, 2023, 7pm: Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson

Tuesday, December 19, 2023, 7pm: The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

Previous reading lists: 2022, 2021, 20202019201820172016201520142013, 2012The Plays We've Read 


The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Modern Library Classics) By William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate (Editor), Eric Rasmussen (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812969382
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Published: Modern Library - September 13th, 2011