The group will have its next meeting in the Storytime Room at the Plymouth District Library on Sunday, January 18, starting at 1:00 p.m. We have the room reserved till the library closes at 4:45 p.m. but we should be done before that.

The Storytime room is one level lower than the entrance, please ask any of the library staff for help locating the room.

As most of you probably know, Richard II is the first play in the “Henriad” tetralogy. Many people consider the four play Henriad sequence to be one of the most brilliant sustained dramatizations of a period in history comparable in scope to the Iliad, hence the moniker. Reading this sequence will introduce you to three monarchs, the immoral and immortal parts of Falstaff, provide you with the background for watching what many critics consider Orson Welles‘s masterpiece “Chimes at Midnight” and an understanding of the court that Chaucer enjoyed the patronage of among many other things.

To make things interesting and help us keep the characters straight, I have devised a game we can try playing after we read the summary of the play and before we begin the actual reading.

We will also be voting to read one of the following tragedies at the next reading:”Romeo and Juliet”, “Antony and Cleopatra” and “Othello”.

Finally here are the dates for the next few readings for your calendar:

February 15
March 22
April 26

Please contact me at fea_123@yahoo.com if you have any questions or leave a comment.

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