Shakespeare Sundays - Romeo and Juliet
Sunday January 21, 2018
1:30 PM until 3:00 PM
Please NOTE 1:30pm is the new start time for the session on January 21st.
David Smith returns to the Milton Public Library with his very popular "Shakespeare Sundays." One of the things that make Shakespeare great is his openness to multiple interpretations, and the often very different cinematic versions of the same play bring his elasticity vividly home to us. In a series of two sessions this winter, participants will begin with conversation about the issues raised in the chosen play and will then view excerpts from the films. Further discussion will focus on how the directors have brought their special vision to the material. Participants should read each play in advance and to order a copy, you can search the online catalog here on the website (www.miltonlibrary.org) or call the Library's Reference Department at (617) 698-5757, x. 3 for a reserve.
The plays are: "Romeo and Juliet" on January 21st and "The Merchant of Venice" on February 27th.
Please sign up here to attend this fun and educational program.
Discussion leader: David Smith was a secondary school English teacher for 50 years, the last 34 of which were at Milton Academy, where he taught courses in English and American Literature, Shakespeare, Literary Performance, and Non-Fiction Writing. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.
Location: Keys Community Room
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