What we're about

Our Mission: To broaden our perspectives through the shared reading of literature.

We read "Great Books" and our definition of "Great" is ever expanding. We read classic English canon, such as Shakespeare and Hemingway, Magical Realism like Salman Rushdie and Toni Morrison, Dystopian Fiction such as McCarthy, Science Fiction from Ray Bradbury, and lesser-known Gems from authors such as Willa Cather and Wallace Stegner.

We meet once a month at Sanctuary Church on Clarkson & 285 in Englewood, CO. Anyone is welcome to come, listen and discuss the book of the month.

A full list of what we've read, and future suggestions & ideas, can be found here: «Great Books Google Spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15zsQZSORMcBvtkUruB6KfAI1fycWSyADpGuwUjgMSAU/edit?usp=sharing

Come join us!

"The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think" - Dr James McCosh (often attributed to Harper Lee)

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"Coriolanus" by William Shakespeare

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"Coriolanus" is one of Shakespeare's last tragedies. The play tells the story of Caius Marcius Coriolanus, a Roman general of the 5th century B.C. (Historians still debate whether Coriolanus was a real historical figure, a legend, or something of both.)

Coriolanus is catapulted to fame by an impressive military victory, but his disdain for the Plebeians and the whole concept of popular rule wins him enemies as well. When his enemies get the upper hand, he is banished from Rome.

In revenge, he turns to the foreign foes he recently defeated and offers to the lead them in a fresh assault on Rome. This leads to panic in Rome, eloquent entreaties, reversals of fortune, and -- you guessed it -- Shakespearean tragedy.

This play will be performed at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival this summer. We'll post that performance as a separate event for those who are interested in buying tickets and attending.

See "Coriolanus" at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival

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Who wants to see "Coriolanus" at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder? If you're interested, please RSVP by Sunday, May 8, so Dan can buy the tickets.

As of this writing (May 4), there are four tickets left at $22 apiece and lots of tickets available at $52 apiece. It looks like the "ticketing fee" is $5, so you'll need to mentally add that to the price of your ticket. (To see where the seats are, check out the screenshot below, in the "Photos" section. The yellow dots are the $22 tickets and the green dots are $52 tickets. There are also $52 tickets available in the front row of the balcony -- not pictured.)

When you RSVP, please indicate whether you'd prefer a $22 seat (if still available) or a $52 seat. Dan will get things figured out, collect money (Venmo/Paypal), and buy the tickets.

Note that this is an AFTERNOON, INDOOR performance at University Theater. It's on the CU campus, just like the outdoor performances, but it's in the theater building.

One final note: We originally thought "Coriolanus" was being performed in June, but it's actually being performed in July. That's why we're reading and discussing the play a full month before seeing the performance. Sorry about that!

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"The Bridge of San Luis Rey" by Thornton Wilder

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