Shakespeare for Groundlings 2022

Margaret Christie Studio

Tutor : SUSAN ROBERTS

At the beginning of this session a video of the play will be shown to familiarise members with plot and characters. Then in the following weeks, reading of the play and discussion on content – what does the plot convey to members etc – no right or wrong interpretation.

No prior knowledge of Shakespeare required. Just bring along your enthusiasm.

The first play we groundlings will be exploring, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

You will need a copy of the play for the 2nd week.

     

SHAKESPEARE FOR GROUNDLINGS*                                                                                        

(Groundlings paid one penny to stand in the pit and watch the performance)

 

Once reading of the play is completed, for those with ‘open minds’ we’ll watch a documentary connecting the play to SIR FRANCIS BACON.

We will work our way, at a leisurely pace, through as many plays as possible before U3A semester break.

In 1978, the BBC filmed all of Shakespeare’s plays for television.  The resulting productions (of which I have the boxed set) are renowned for their accuracy to the text.

After much research, I believe that Sir Francis Bacon is the author Shakespeare. However, members are encouraged to voice their opinion regarding other candidates for the crown of literature.

TRUTH IS THE DAUGHTER OF TIME!