Shakespeare Society: The Problem Plays

West End Library

Shakespeare Society: The Problem Plays

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. 

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.

While the branch is currently closed for in-person discussions, we continue to meet virtually. Please do not register directly from the DC Public Library website. Instead, please email for the link.

Series 4 will focus on Shakespeare's problem plays; the full reading list for Series 4 is as follows:

JANUARY 18 | The Merchant of Venice
FEBRUARY 15 | All's Well that Ends Well
MARCH 15 | Troilus and Cressida
APRIL 19 | Measure for Measure
MAY 17 | Timon of Athens