Wagga Wagga Shakespeare Club

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Wagga Wagga Shakespeare Club

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  • Calliope Club

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The Wagga Wagga Shakespeare Club, founded in 1904, is the longest continuously active Shakespearean reading group in the world. They began as the Calliope Club in 1904 with their main purpose being to read, learn about, and appreciate the works of William Shakespeare.


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Authority Record created 2 August 2019. S Wolfe.




Thompson, J. (2004). The Shakespeare ladies: a history of the Wagga Wagga Shakespeare club. Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia: FourW Press.

Memories of Wagga Wagga - The Marriage of True Minds: The Wagga Wagga Shakespeare Club http://memoriesofwagga.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-marriage-of-true-minds-wagga-wagga.html

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