Peter F.


Alexandria, VA

Member since:

December 9, 2012

Let us know what brings you to Shakespeare and to the group.

I am not an expert on Shakespeare, nor pretend to be. It would bery enriching To have the opportunity to share insight, enjoy conversation about his plays, his poetry, the humor, the drama, all that is Shakespeare. For me he reveals those hidden universal truths of the human condition. He posseses the singular abilty to somehow connect with us on such a personal level, in such an elegant way, reaching through the centuries,grabbing our hearts and minds showing us the reflection of ourselves in his characters no matter how long ago it was he wrote these plays.. Harold Bloom , a well known Skakespearean critic, believes WS was the playwright who "invented the human" on stage. His characters, esp. Hamlet evolved in their thinking, right before our eyes! For me he is the Encyclopedia of the human condition. So any opportunity I have to learn and discover and re-discover new insights is a welcome opportunity.

Have you seen any Shakespeare in Washington DC recently?

I have seen at least 12 of his plays. Some like Hamlet, and Mid Summer Night's Dream I have enjoyed many times. Both the Folger and the Shakespeare theatres have great venues not only for Shakespeare but so many other wonderful plays. You mentioned "Conference Of The Birds". I saw it this Fall at the Folger. It was fascinating on many levels. I love symbolism and metaphor. The Conference is filled with it. My favorite was the duck! It was so honest, thought provoking and very creative. Though my knowledge of Persian poetry is very limited I find it fascinating. I grew up with a beautiful color copy of the Rubyaiyat on my mother's book shelf! Hope to hear from you. Best, Peter


Hi Afsaneh, My name is Peter. I am in the wine business and work mostly in town. Outside of work my interests evolve around the arts. I am an amateur photographer and also a musician. I love theatre, ballet, opera as well as the plastic arts.

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