When is disobedience the only route? What makes for a good marriage? How do we manage lust? old age? Come read and discuss this most clever and joyful of Shakespeare’s comedies. The action revolves around the witty and warm Rosalind, who’s fled to the woods dressed as a boy to escape parental disapproval. Also present: wise court fool Touchstone, the melancholic Jaques, swains, shepherdesses, dukes, the old and the young! There are lots of questions to consider, along with the laughter. The first meeting will provide background (no reading for that week), and then we’ll read an act a week.
Cammy Thomas’ first book of poems, Cathedral of Wish, received the 2006 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Appalachia, The Classical Outlook, The Maine Review, Off The Coast, Spillway and Third Wednesday. She teaches literature and creative writing at Concord Academy.