All the world’s a stage

Macbeth, by William ShakespearePaddington Library Reading Group recently celebrated William Shakespeare’s official birthday (April 23rd).

The group discussed one tragedy (Macbeth) and one comedy (Much ado about nothing) among his works.

The group was particularly interested in the way the staging has varied according to the discretion of the director and the trends at the time the performance was staged. Much Ado About Nothing, by Willaim Shakespeare

We felt that Shakespeare’s plays have an enduring quality that can be reworked to appeal to modern audiences.

The next meeting is on 20 May, when we’ll be discussing various books  on the theme of ‘Two-timers’ – books on marital infidelity, such as Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary.



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