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Shakespeare Studies 2019

By Alfred W. Elmore [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsImage by Alfred W. Elmore [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sonnets, sonnets, sonnets!

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. (116)

Our next Shakespeare adventure is an examination of the Bard’s most treasured art—his sonnets. These poems express the range of emotion in love from rapture to despair, from the hope of youth and beauty to the regret and decay of age, from the soaring of the spirit to the degradation of the flesh.

We will look at the history of the development of the sonnet in England, including other forms than the Shakespearean. We will also look into the art form itself, how rhythm and rhyme affect reason. we may also, time available and participants willing, look at some later sonnet writers such as Donne, Keats, and Wordsworth. I may even inflict some Valleau.

Time:10:00 - 11:30 AM
Date:Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; and Feb 4
Where:Narthex, St. Matthew's United Church
  2035 - 26A St. SW (Use the main entrance)
Facilitator:Brenda Falle

Wayne Valleau will lead the discussions. He is a Shakespeare enthusiast who delights to share his passion.

Pre-reading is helpful but not essential.

New members welcome. Drop-ins also welcome.

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