Shakespeare Society

The Shakespeare Society provides an opportunity for students to meet, read, discuss, and act the works of one of history's preeminent writers and storytellers, William Shakespeare. The Shakespeare Society will provide a way for any and all students to learn more and experience the wonders offered by Shakespeare's many works in an informal, open intellectual environment. Students across the academic disciplines at W&L will have the ability to discuss and grow in knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare, listening to students and professors interact with Shakespeare's works.

Contact: Ben Gee '18

Constitution

A. There is no club or organization that conflicts with the unique goals and focus of the Shakespeare Society. The Society used to exist at W&L, but was discontinued after graduates left and the organization gradually faded. The Shakespeare Society was revived in October 2014. The Society has been meeting every week since early November 2014 to the present day.

a. The original Constitution was drafted by the founder Ben Gee '18 and Professor Hank Dobin in October 2014, edited and approved in a final version for Jan 20, 2014 for the Society by email circulation.

B) Mission Statement: The Shakespeare Society provides an opportunity for students to meet, read, discuss, and act the works of one of history's preeminent writers and storytellers, William Shakespeare.

C) There are three officers of the society: President, Vice President, and Secretary (also fulfilling the function of treasurer).

a. President: Organizes and plans meetings and events, works with the faculty advisor and other Professors to accomplish society goals, recruits new members, conducts meetings and leads discussion, prepares for meetings and events
b. Vice President: Assists the President in their duties, takes over for the President when absent, prepares initiatives and proposes them to the society
c. Secretary: Helps organize meetings and publicity strategies, manages the funds of the society with integrity and efficiency
d. Treasurer: Manages funds, oversees reimbursements and assists in the budgetary process
e. Elections are conducted by the society members by majority vote and parliamentary procedure at specified times during the school year

D) The Shakespeare Society will provide a way for any and all students to learn more and experience the wonders offered by Shakespeare's many works in an informal, open intellectual environment. Students across the academic disciplines at W&L will have the ability to discuss and grow in knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare, listening to students and professors interact with Shakespeare's works. The W&L community stands much to gain from the lecturers the organization hopes to sponsor and invite as well as any potential productions and events undertaken by its members, as well as increasing campus awareness for William Shakespeare and his works.