Dec 2023: One Fell Swoop: Reading All of Shakespeare Plays - Venus and Adonis

Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 12:00-1:30 pm EST


Pre-registration is required, and we ask you to register only if you can be present for the FULL session. All readings are available online. Participants who successfully complete ALL sessions will be eligible to receive an Amazon e-gift certificate.

With the winter holidays upon us it seemed like the perfect opportunity to explore one of Shakespeare's narrative poems for a briefer reading experience this month. A crucial piece of writing for establishing his importance as a young poet, Venus and Adonis provides a Shakespearean twist on a classical myth. Those who attended the November meeting on Comedy of Errors might continue to consider the way that Shakespeare tangles with his classical sources. We can also think about the kind of reputation Shakespeare is trying to establish with this work.


Readings: Venus and Adonis