Celebration in Seclusion
23rd April 2020
Message from Chair
I hope, first and foremost that you are all well. It feels rather strange celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday over the next three days in the midst of a global pandemic which has created emotions from one end of the scale to the other – uncertainty, sadness, loneliness, rest, time to reflect, enjoy company of housemates or good weather.
As I always find, Shakespeare has something to say to us. In my case it was a speech from As You Like It – where by re-reading it, I was fascinated by new parallels to the rest of the canon – plays already written and those to come. You will all, I am sure, have your own favourites – speeches that we like or have felt comforted/uplifted by – during these times so if you would like to share them with other members by speaking them or sending them to us, that would be wonderful. Please email a link to the video (on YouTube, Vimeo, or similar site) to our Webmaster, email@example.com.
We are due to have a virtual Board Meeting on 8 May so if there is anything you would like, as members, to bring to our attention for discussion, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take care everyone, and very best wishes for Shakespeare’s birthday!