If you're interested in all things Shakespeare: plays, poems, sonnets, life, repercussions, adaptions, et cetera... Group is meant to be a thoughtful discussion of the works, but not annoyingly pedantic and overly scholarly. All are welcome, with whatever degree of familiarity with the Bard's works.
After a long hiatus (not quite 12 years), we reconvene. Let's have some wine and discuss one of Shakespeare's last plays (and arguably what turned out to be his last solo work) - The Tempest. It's a rich and engaging play, touching upon themes of magic, revenge, and ultimately the power of mercy. It has inspired many subsequent works over the centuries, including operas by Henry Purcell and Thomas Ades, a film adaptation by Peter Greenaway ("Prospero's Books"), and the remarkable poem The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot. Come one, come all. It's Memorial Day weekend, but hopefully that will magically inspire people to join. (The play is about magic, after all.)