Shakespeare Society: The Histories

West End Library

Shakespeare Society: The Histories

The Shakespeare Society is a monthly Shakespeare reading and discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. 

We intend to read and discuss every single Shakespeare play in series-order, grouped in several series reflecting his tragedies, comedies, problem plays, romances and histories. There is no preferred edition. The West End Neighborhood Library's adult services librarian will facilitate the discussion.

Series 2 will focus on Shakespeare's histories; the full reading list for Series 2 is as follows:

Jan 21 | Richard III
Feb. 18 | King John
Mar. 17 | Richard II
Apr. 21 | Henry IV, Pt. 1
May 19 | Henry IV, Pt. 2
Jun 16 | Henry V
Jul. 21 | Henry VI, Pt. 1
Aug. 18 | Henry VI, Pt. 2
Sep. 15 | Henry VI, Pt. 3
Oct. 20 | Henry VIII
Nov. 17 | Richard III*

* We will read this play twice. Location for this reading and date to be determined.

For more information, please contact my.nguyen@dc.gov.