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Members the Rossmoor Shakespeare Society have enjoyed a great many special events in the club's six years of existence.

Books We Have Read:
 
1. Hamlet's Dresser by Bob Smith
2. The Prince of West End Avenue by Alan Isler
3. Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike
4. My Father Had a Daughter by Grace Tiffany

On Shakespeare's 440th birthday, April 23, 2004, and on all his birthdays since, the Rossmoor Shakespeare Society celebrated with potluck picnics plus poetry, music, fun and games.

We have beautiful sweatshirts available with a Rossmoor Shakespeare Society logo. See HOME PAGE (lower right corner) for the design.

Plays We Have Seen:

1. Macbeth (Berkeley)
2. The Taming of the Shrew (Pleasant Hill)
3. Twelfth Night (Lafayette)
4. Hamlet (Berkeley)
5. The Comedy of Errors (Orinda)
6. As You Like It (Pleasanton)
7. Othello (San Rafael)
8. Cymbeline (Livermore)
9. Twelfth Night (Oakland)
10. Much Ado About Nothing (Mill Valley)
11. All's Well That Ends Well (Orinda)
12. Romeo and Juliet (Pleasant Hill)
13. As You Like It (Berkeley)
14. A Midsummer Night's Dream (Walnut Creek)
15. The Merchant of Venice (the Al Pacino film)
16. Richard III (the Ian Mckellen film)
17. Richard III (the Laurence Olivier film)
18. Richard III (Rossmoor)
19. Much Ado About Nothing (Pleasanton)
20. As You Like It (Livermore)
21. Pericles (San Leandro)
22. The Tempest (Orinda)
23. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (San Rafael)
24. Romeo and Juliet (San Rafael)
25. Love's Labors Lost (Ashland)
26. Twelfth Night (Ashland)
27. Richard III (Ashland)
28. The Taming of the Shrew (Berkeley)
AND MANY, MANY MORE... - in 2006 alone we saw twelve plays, in 2007 'only' ten plays - but we showed a large number of Shakespeare-related movies on the big screen at our community theater.

At our November 2004 meeting we were proud to host - with a potluck party - three members of Woman's Will, an all-female Shakespeare company. In 2005 they brought their production of Richard III to Rossmoor, and in July of 2006 they performed Twelfth Night at Rossmoor. On July 20, 2007 they brought their production of Romeo and Juliet to our community. In October of 2008 they performed Macbeth in Rossmoor.
 
2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 - every year Woman's Will comes to perform at Rossmoor.
 
In addition, the Subterranean Shakespeare Company of Berkely has performed in Rossmoor four times, and the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival once.

Members of Woman's Will, the Shakespeare company that performs at Rossmoor every year,  are pictured below...

Members of Woman's Will
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an all-female Shakespeare company

Below are pictures from the potluck picnic celebrating Shakespeare's 441st birthday
in April of 2005.

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Roger at Livermore Shakespeare

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