Saturday, September 1, 2012

September 28 -- Anthony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

Meeting details:
Date: Friday, September 28, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kansas City Public Library/Plaza Branch
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
We meet in the small meeting room.

The topic of discussion for our next meeting is Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Lives and follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Parthian War to Cleopatra's suicide. Many consider the role of Cleopatra in this play one of the most complex female roles in Shakespeare's work.


Clif Hostetler said...

The following is a summary of some recent posts on the Great Books KC twitter feed:

No Fear Shakespeare puts his words side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English.

There's always Wikipedia as a source of information about Antony and Cleopatra:

Link to the SparkNotes analysis and review of Antony and Cleopatra:

A Synopsis, then on-line text of the play, Antony and Cleopatra:

If our group ever selects a book by Dickens, this post may help choose which one is best.

Bluffing your way through discussion of classics never read--could help get you through our meetups. via @HuffPostBooks

What Your Favorite Book Says About You. (If may limit the number of your friends.) via @HuffPostBooks

Another take on book reviews. He starts by saying they "should be killed off, because it’s gotten to be irrelevant."

Book writing idea! Book's main character chooses old literary classic "Treasure Island" to be model for a renewed life.

Clif Hostetler said...

The seven in attendance at the September 28 meeting were: Jan Carter, Bernard Norcott-mahany, Mary Walker, Brian Pauls, Tim Thurman Marty Hattan, and Clif Hostetler. It was a good discussion of things Shakespeare.