Ponder and Perform


Now in it's sixth "semester", our Shakespeare Book Club invites you to join a passionate group of Shakespeare fans as Capital Classics Artistic Associate and Professor of Theatre Geoffrey Sheehan moderates group discussions of Shakespeare's works. The theme of our sixth season of the Shakespeare Book Club is "Ponder & Perform." Each session will begin with a group discussion, followed by readings by Book Club participants from that month’s Shakespeare’s play.

Whether it's your first Shakespeare play or you've been a fan of the Bard your whole life, all are welcome to join the Shakespeare Book Club discussions.

Shakespeare Book Club discussions are free of charge and will gather in the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford, at 7:00pm on the first Monday of every month

Dates and plays:

• Monday November 4, 2019  “Antony and Cleopatra”
• Monday, December 2, 2019  “All’s Well That Ends Well”
• Monday, January 6, 2020  “Timon of Athens”
• Monday, February 3, 2020  “The Winter's Tale”
• Monday, March 2, 2020  “Henry VIII”
• Monday, April 6, 2020  “Coriolanus”
• Monday, May 4, 2020  “The Two Noble Kinsmen”
• Monday, June 1, 2020  TBA - The Play Selected for the 2020
Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival!

The Noah Webster Library in West Hartford center.

The Noah Webster Library in West Hartford center.

Your Isham Garage parking will be validated in the Library Meeting Room before the discussion http://bit.ly/libparking. Please go directly from the parking garage (bypass the garage kiosks) to the library meeting room to validate your parking using your license plate number. Parking must be validated at the library within 15 minutes of leaving your car.

Sessions are held in the Library Meeting Room of the Noah Webster Library, 20 South Main Street in West Hartford, at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. No registration is needed to attend. You may bring your own covered beverage or quiet snack to the meeting room. Find more information by clicking here. Read Shakespeare's plays online by clicking here.

Geoffrey Sheehan is currently a professor of Theatre Arts at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport where he also serves as the Theatre Arts Program Coordinator. Prior to his work at HCC, Geoffrey taught theatre in many Connecticut schools and youth programs. Geoffrey is also the co-founder and Artistic Associate with Capital Classics Theatre Company, home of the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival produced every summer on the campus of the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Geoffrey received his B.FA. in Drama from UCONN and his M.A.L.S. in Theatre from Wesleyan University.