Strictly Shakespeare

Strictly Shakespeare

at The Players

shakespeare_wallpaper_by_nastysnob-d3dildnReading a play aloud is a great way to hear the language of The Bard, to learn the plays and appreciate the range of characters.

We meet on two days  a month at The Players for a maximum of two hours each evening.  A different Shakespeare play is featured each month.  Everyone who attends will draw a part from a hat and will read that part.  If we have 2 people attend, each will read multiple parts.  If we have 20 people attend, we will draw from the hat after each Act.  At the end of each act, we draw again and each person gets a new part. Everyone will read, unless you just want to hear the language.  After all, it is all about the language.

Imagine reading one of the lesser known plays like Titus Andronicus or Cymbeline or King John or Coriolanus or The Winter’s Tale or Love’s Labor’s Lost or another of some 37 plays.  It could be an abridged version or the complete play.  The play will be announced shortly before the first reading of the month.

Feel free to bring refreshment for yourself (beer or wine or water are all acceptable).  There is a short break after an hour.  The reading the second day will pick up where the first session left off.

Copies will be at the reading, but if you have your own, bring it.  We may find you have a version from a different folio.  Or bring your laptop or tablet to read from an internet site.  Contributions to pay for the copies are gladly accepted.

By reading together, perhaps we can appreciate the language together, and  have a grand time!

109th Season Schedule

Tuesday, October 17 and October 24, 2017 –  As You Like It

Wednesday, November 15 and Monday, November 20, 2017 –  The Life and Death of King Richard III

 Tuesday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 19, 2107 –  The Comedy o Errors

 Tuesday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 23, 2108 –  TBD

 Tuesday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 20, 2018 –  TBD

 Tuesday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 20, 2018 –  TBD

 Tuesday, April 10 and Tuesday,  April 17, 2018 –  TBD


The readings are for two hours starting at 7:00pm, with a break in the middle.  You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage.  The group will be located in the Green Room or Talma Studio, depending on availability.  Please use the Barker Way (Transit Street) door for entrance.