Shake Alive 2016

Wellington Shakespeare Society

The Wellington Shakespeare Society meets at 7:30pm  on the first Thursday of each month to relish the works of Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s plays are read and analysed. Guest speakers present lectures.

Activities include: Shakespeare play readings, annual video/DVD evening, lectures and talks

See this year’s programme under Upcoming Events below

Our regular meeting space is Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace (off Hill Street), Thorndon

New members of all ages are welcome.

To join contact Robert Gordon 04 384 7693 WSS Membership Form

Enquiries to Brian Pearl P: 04 479 3983, E: brian.pearlnz@gmail.com

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Wellington Shakespeare Society Upcoming Events

Wellington Shakespeare Society programme for 2019:

Thursday November 7:       George Phillips Memorial Lecture: Burton King

Burton King is a general surgeon with a lifelong interest in Shakespeare and Joseph Conrad. Major King is a reservist in the Royal New Zealand Army Corps and has served in Iraq. He will compare and contrast Shakespeare’s descriptions of political violence in Julius Caesar, Macbeth and Henry V, drawing on some of his experiences and events in Iraq with the New Zealand Defence Force.

Thursday December 5:       WSS Christmas Function

Visitors & new members of all ages are welcome

WSS Members & SGCNZ Friends $3 / General public $5 – includes light supper

Enquiries to Robert Gordon (Memberships) M: 021 395 896 or Brian Pearl 04 479 3983

WSS Membership Form


“A Sweet Society of Fair Ones” by Neil Coup and Dawn Sanders ONZM QSM

WSS Book: A Sweet Society of Fair Ones

2017 was the 453rd anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon, England, on 23 April 1564. It is also the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Wellington Shakespeare Society on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 1932. To celebrate this special occasion, the Society published its history in a concise and charming book, listing many of its milestones, achievements and important members.

$18 RRP, $15 for WSS members & SGCNZ Friends.

Download the order form for the WSS History Book A Sweet Society of Fair Ones.