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Shakespeare’s work is alive and well, and his work continues to illuminate and inform who we are. The Dubuque Shakespeare Project acts as a focal point for celebrating the Bard’s work in the Tristate area.

In 2023, we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of the First Folio, which is among the most influential books ever published.

Carnegie-Stout Public Library launches a monthly series in which participants will examine Shakespeare’s work in somewhat chronological order. The series will highlight common themes across plays and narrative poems and will chart the writer’s growth as a dramatist. As a starting point, each month’s discussion will place the work in the contexts of Shakespeare’s canon and the play’s relevance to our current human condition.

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Discussion: The Comedy of Errors

Carnegie-Stout Public Library 360 W 11th Street, Dubuque

Shakespeare’s shortest play is also his most farcical comedy with multiple mistaken identities. Two sets of identical twins, the masters both named […]

Discussion: The Taming of the Shrew

Carnegie-Stout Public Library 360 W 11th Street, Dubuque

Suitors are lining up for the lovely Bianca, but her father refuses to let her be wooed until her elder sister, Katherina, […]

Discussion: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Carnegie-Stout Public Library 360 W 11th Street, Dubuque

The titular two gentlemen start out as friends, but inconstancy in love leads to strife. The play features the first instance of […]