Ilmington Parish Council



Shakespeare Club rosette, 1930s.


2022-23.  199th season of the Club
President: Dame Harriet Walter
Life Vice President: Roger Pringle

In 2022-23 the Club is returning to in-person meetings at 7.30 pm at the Methodist Hall in Stratford-upon-Avon, with the option of virtual meetings should the need arise. Our programme is still being developed but the following have been confirmed:

18 October 2022 PROFESSOR EWAN FERNIE, University of Birmingham. Everything to Everybody: the Birmingham Shakespeare Library

8 November 2022 DR JAMI ROGERS (Visiting Academic, University of Warwick)  British Black and Asian Shakespearians. The speaker’s’ recently published book, British Black and Asian
Shakespeareans, 1966-2018: Integrating Shakespeare, tells the story of their collective triumphs in the face of adversity in the form of an industry that was, as Norman Beaton once termed it, “a closed shop” for performers of colour.

29 November 2022 Presidential Evening: DAME HARRIET WALTER in conversation with Professor Carol Rutter

10 January 2023. DR ELLA HAWKINS, University of Birmingham. Why stage Shakespeare in Elizabethan costume? The meanings originally communicated by early modern dress have long been
confined to history. Why, then, have doublets, hose, ruffs, and farthingales featured in many UK Shakespeare productions staged since the turn of the twenty-first century? This talk will explore
several distinct approaches that directors and designers take when using Elizabethan garments in costume design for Shakespeare. [ALSO ONLINE] 

Minutes of past meetings may be found here

Quick Links

The Story of the Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon
'Long life to the Club call'd Shakspearean'

By Susan Brock and Sylvia Morris
Order here.