Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.
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. By December, we’ll have read 28 of the plays; our plan is to finish the canon in 2020.
If you are interested in joining this group or have any other questions, please email Shane firstname.lastname@example.org
We usually meet the third Tuesday of every month.
2019 Reading List
January 15th, 2019, 7pm: Titus Andronicus
February 19th, 2019, 7pm: Pericles **postponed due to weather** will discuss in March along with Tales from Shakespeare
April 16th, 2019, 7pm: Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
June 18th, 7pm: Sonnets & Poems
July 16th, 7pm: Cymbeline
August 20th, 7pm: Shakespeare in Swahililand by Edward Wilson-Lee
September 17th, 7pm: Tyrant by Stephen Greenblatt **meeting at St. Louis Public Library-Carpenter Branch**
October 15th, 7pm: Richard III
November 19th, 7pm: The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe
December 17th, 7pm: Cakes & Ale by W. Somerset Maugham
November 2019 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection
December 2019 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection