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Shakespeare Festival Reads

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.

2018 marks our 3rd year performing a staged reading as part of Shake 38! This year we’ll bring King John to the bookstore on April 20th at 7:00pm.

If you are interested in joining this group or have any other questions, please email Shane shane.m@left-bank.com

We usually meet the third Tuesday of every month.

2020 Reading List

January 21st, 2020, 7pm: Timon of Athens

February 18th, 2020, 7pm: Year of the King by Antony Sher

March 17th, 2020, 7pm: Shakespeare & Co. by Stanley Wells

April 21st, 2020, 7pm: Measure for Measure

May 19th, 7pm: Much Ado About Nothing

June 16th, 7pm: Quality of Mercy by Peter Brook

July 21st, 7pm: Merry Wives of Windsor

August 18th, 7pm: Troilus & Cressida

September 15th, 7pm: Fools & Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

October 20th, 7pm: Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare & John Fletcher

November 17th, 7pm: Cardenio

December 15th, 7pm: Comedy of Errors

 

What we've read before: 2019201820172016201520142013, 2012The Plays We've Read 

 

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Titus Andronicus & Timon of Athens (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - September 13th, 2011

December 2019 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


Year of the King: An Actor's Diary and Sketchbook (Limelight) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780879103354
Availability: Special Order
Published: Limelight - July 1st, 2006

Measure for Measure (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$9.00
ISBN: 9780812969283
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Modern Library - September 14th, 2010

Much Ado About Nothing (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969177
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Modern Library - August 25th, 2009

The Quality of Mercy: Reflections on Shakespeare Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781559364836
Availability: Special Order
Published: Theatre Communications Group - November 18th, 2014

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969320
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Modern Library - June 14th, 2011

Troilus and Cressida (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969313
Availability: Special Order
Published: Modern Library - September 14th, 2010

Fools and Mortals: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062250896
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 8th, 2019

The Two Noble Kinsmen (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780199537457
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - January 15th, 2010

Cardenio: Shakespeare's Lost Play Re-Imagined Cover Image
$24.10
ISBN: 9781848421806
Availability: Special Order
Published: Nick Hern Books - February 28th, 2012

The Comedy of Errors (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969337
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Modern Library - June 14th, 2011