“ As a newcomer, I have been touched by the warm welcome extended to me, both from Afsaneh, and the group in general. What connects our diverse backgrounds is a love of, and interest in, Shakespeare, while our dedicated leader works extremely hard to provide the group with plenty of organized information and insights, along with opportunities to express our own thoughts and ideas. I'm looking forward to getting to know the group better as we travel with our guide down the path of a greater understanding of Shakespeare's unparalleled works. What a pleasant way to spend a Sunday evening! ”
— Gillian on Nov 16, 2016.
“ The group, consisting of so many Shakespeare lovers, provides insights and depth that one might not expect. Very genial and interesting people. Afsaneh is quite knowledgeable and a major asset. She works hard at facilitating discussion and including everyone. Someone said this is A level. It has to rank at the top of meet-ups. In the best way, it doesn't really seem to be a meet-up. It's so involving. ”
— Dorinda on Sep 12, 2016.
“ “Shakespeare Lovers” is one of those rare gems you run across where people attend regularly thanks to an incredibly dedicated leader, fantastic members, and excellent conversation. Afsaneh’s dedication to the subject and the members is evident in her preparation. She brings well thought out researched materials that masterfully leads us through Shakespeare's play and encourages discussion. And the members of this group deliver every time. The conversations are insightful, engaging and just plain fun to participate with. Members come from all walks of life with a common love for the plays of William Shakespeare. Everyone is open, friendly and excited to be there. Afsaneh is a gifted leader of this MeetUp. Welcoming and intelligent, she brings a world of experience and insight to this Meetup. If you love the plays of Shakespeare and engaging conversation with an amazing group of people, then this Meetup is for you. Request an invite and come join us for the fun. ”
— Sandra K. L. on Jun 19, 2016.
“ This meetup is a gem! Afsaneh has put in a ton of time, effort, thought, and heart into this. Comments from the participants are often insightful and enriching. I look forward to the meeting every time and leave feeling energized, educated and entertained. Five stars! ”
— Sau on Apr 9, 2016.
“ This is my favorite meetup group. Group meetings are well organized, thanks to extensive preparation by Afsaneh, and the discussion is always interesting and thought-provoking. Looking forward to the next season! ”
— Elise on Feb 1, 2016.
“ I have a great time at the Shakespeare lovers group! The leader does a wonderful job at distilling the plays, and the discussions are always insightful and interesting. It's a great way to meet people interested in Shakespeare. I highly recommend this club for people interested in the plays. I have found a great way to have some great discussions on Shakespeare and meet some really nice and interesting people. ”
— Jose F B. on Nov 20, 2015.
“ Shakespeare Lovers is attracting a wonderful group of intelligent and impassioned folks! I am grateful to "Meetup" for facilitating such gatherings. We carefully plough through each play as an ensemble. The process helps us catch the poetic beauty of the material - both in execution and meaning - making for a deep and meaningful experience. ”
— Afsaneh M. on Oct 13, 2015.
“ This book club has been one of my very favorite things about moving to this area. The members are kind, thoughtful, and insightful. Each member's passion for Shakespeare developed differently, so everyone contributes a unique perspective to the discussion, making for robust readings of each play. I'm so glad I joined, and I look forward to being a part of this club for as long as people love Shakespeare. ”
— Megan P on Oct 12, 2015.
“ Lots of fun. Thanks Afsaneh ”
— Sonya L. on Jan 11, 2015.
“ This is a wonderful Meetup, surrounded by other bard lovers and delving deeply into his wonderful works. ”
— Peter G on Apr 15, 2014.
“ Enthusiastic, dedicated group. ”
— Ken B. on Dec 3, 2013.
“ I second Richard's nomination of the Shakespeare Lovers Meetup for the "A-list," and the other comments attendees have made. I've participated for two plays so far, and plan to continue. The guided reading of excerpts over two sessions for each play, the discussions, and the movie-watching get-togethers (of film versions of the plays) are a strong combination. ”
— David B. on Jul 14, 2013.
“ Very interesting group! The organizer is totally organized, informative, humorous, and brings a wealth of information to the table, not just about the literature of Shakespeare, but about how Shakespeare relates to the rest of the world. Fantastic! ”
— Larry on Jun 24, 2013.
“ I have learned a great deal and plan to continue to be involved with the group. ”
— Betsy L. on Dec 16, 2012.
“ Awsome !! ”
— Tamar on Oct 14, 2012.