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Organizes lectures and play reading evenings.
Contact: Susan Fraser 01225 852079
To find out more about the BSA
visit the website or write to The British Shakespeare
Association, The Shakespeare Institute, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HP, e-mail:
Birkbeck College. The London Renaissance Seminar meets
three times a year to investigate topics of interest to scholars
of the early modern period. All welcome.
For further information please contact
A regular workshop for
Shakespeare actors and enthusiasts. Meetings take place between
13.30 and 17.00 in The Art Room, 152 Arlington Road, Camden
Town, London, NW1. See website for further details:
Meets alternate Tuesdays from September to May at 7pm and the
programme consists mainly of talks and readings. Further information about the society
can be obtained from the Secretary on 0115 9256551 or
Meets at The Mechanics Institute, 3 North Sherwood Street,
University Shakespeare Society
The Open University Shakespeare
Society was formed in November 1989 and brought
together an enthusiastic group of people who
wished to share their interest in the life and
works of William Shakespeare. A Groat's
Worth of Wit is the quarterly journal of the
Open University Shakespeare Society.
Membership enquiries to Secretary of O.U.S.S., Martin Final,
3 Borda Close, Chelmsford,
Essex, CM1 4JY. Tel: 01245 266728 email:
Sevenoaks Shakespeare Society
Formed in 1997 and based in Sevenoaks, the Society draws its
membership from a wide area in west Kent and southeast London. A
full-scale Shakespeare production is mounted annually. Other
activities include workshops, theatre visits and social events.
See web site for further details.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, founded in
1847, maintains the Shakespeare Centre Library,
formed from the literary collections of the Trust
and the library and archive of the Royal
Shakespeare Company. Covering all aspects of
Shakespeares life, works and times it is
open free of charge to any interested person.
The Shakespeare Institute is a unique centre for
postgraduate study of Shakespeare and his
contemporaries. Based in Mason Croft, an elegant
eighteenth-century house with beautiful gardens
and grounds in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Institute is part of
the Department of English of The University of Birmingham . The Institute's Library, housed in a
purpose-built building opened in 1995 and
extended in 1998, aims to provide all the
necessary materials (books, videos, microfilm,
cuttings collections and internet access) for the
study of Renaissance literature, especially drama
and the history of the drama in performance.
The Shakespeare Readers' Society
Meets on the last Sunday of every month in Treadwell's Bookshop,
Covent Garden at 6.30pm to read a play. For more information
contact Maya Gabrielle Talbot at
18th October 1874 by Dr F.J. Furnivall
in co-operation with the National Sunday League
to enable its members to devote their Sunday
leisure to the study of Shakespeare. The Society
devotes itself mainly to dramatic reading of the
plays by its own members. One play by a
contemporary of Shakespeare is generally included
in the programme for each year. All meetings will
be held at Round Table pub, St Martins
Court, near Leicester Square tube at
2.15 for 2.30 pm).
particulars of membership, please apply to the
Hon. Secretary: Susan E Taylor, 308 Copperfield,
Chigwell, Essex IG7 5JZ,
8500 3768). The annual subscription is £20.00
payable to the Hon. Treasurer and due at the
Founded in 1824, The Shakespeare Club organizes
eight lectures throughout the year including a
mix of academic and theatrical speakers. Annual
subscription £8.00, occasional visitors £2.00.
Further information: Bryan Palin 01789 296432.
of the RSC
Organizes a series of events, usually once a
month, in London or Stratford. Sessions include a
talk and question and answer session from an
actor or technical person associated with the
company. The Friends is open to members of
the RSC Mailing List for an additional cost of
more information contact Angela Banks 01789
403440 or write to Friends of RSC, Royal
Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside,