What we're about
Like Shakespeare? So do we!
No matter if you have never read Shakespeare before, if you studied a play or two in high school or are a die-hard fan of the Bard, all are welcome to join us as we read our way through Shakespeare's writing.
Readings take place every Thursday fortnight, where we try our best to read gorgeous language that we don't always understand.
We don't act, but enthusiasm is always encouraged and as if a night of Shakespeare wasn't great enough on its own, we put out a pretty impressive spread for supper as well. The group is all about relaxed, no pressure reading, so don't worry about not reading things correctly or a certain way. We're all working through it together as best we can. Whilst some of us have studied Shakespeare academically, we're not about studying his work or deep intellectual debate either. We may discuss it now and then but no one is ever expected to have previous knowledge of a play.
The best way to read Shakespeare to do it out loud, so join us and give it a try.
All members are asked to be active in the group. New members need to attend an event within two months of joining. Existing members who do not log in for at least three months are likely to be removed unless advance notice of extended inactivity is given or they have contributed to fees for the current six month period. This is to ensure that the group stays under 45 members. To cover the group fees associated with running a group through Meet Up, all members are asked to make a gold coin donation at each reading. We alternate between two reading venues, one is held in Evatt and the other is in Karabar. Each reading's host will collect donations at each reading.
We are one of the longest running groups in Canberra on Meet Up. We started in 2011 and have been reading Shakespeare as a group ever since.
Our group was featured in The Canberra Times on 18/09/2016. Read our article here: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/ca... (http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/canberras-shakespearean-supper-club-20160915-grhlrm.html)