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Book Club reads “The Merry Wives of Windsor” – Do Sask
July 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Welcome to the Do Sask book club, a public meetup for anyone in Saskatoon who wants to read, meet new people, and socialize all at once.
Submit your #1 book for the monthly draw. We read a new book every month and meet to chat about it. Discuss your book while gaining a new perspective from other book lovers in the group.
Feel free to join if you haven’t already. This book club is open and growing!
June/July’s book is: “The Merry Wives of Windsor” in support of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan.
We’ll meet to discuss the book before taking in the play.
Goodreads review: “This is one of Shakespeare’s bawdy plays and it is quite silly but it is also highly entertaining. I love the way Shakespeare has different classes of people use words differently often leading to misunderstanding. The story swirls around one of Shakespeare’s favorite characters-Falstaff. Falstaff is a well-developed character who consistently misunderstands himself. While this is a jolly comedy it is probably not one for the family since its plot centers on adultery or at least the idea that it might occur.” Cindy Rollins
Book: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Location: Shakespeare on the SaskatchewanMeeting Time: 5:30 PM at the Titus A. Puppet StageCost: Book Club is always free. Theatre is pay what you can.
Please arrive early if you would like to take in the play after the meeting. The box office opens at 6:00 PM. This is a special “pay what you can” event to provide a more accessible theatre.
Play synopsis: “Come play with Mistresses Ford and Page as they outwit and humiliate the disreputable and loveable Falstaff, and have some fun with Mr. Ford as well. Feigned lechery and jealousy fuel the fires of this lightning quick comedy that also features the comical antics of a pair of would-be suitors for the hand of the lovely Anne Page. Fast paced and wonderfully nutty, this is a summer hit waiting to happen!”
Venue: Affinity Credit Union Main Stage