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NEXT READING:

Troilus & Cressida

August 2nd, 2014 12-3pm @ Nashville Main Library

THE BEST WAY TO READ SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS IS OUT LOUD AND WITH FRIENDS!
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read every play
Shakespeare wrote, out loud in a reading circle. Once a month,
we will gather to read one of the works of William Shakespeare,
beginning with the first play he wrote and ending with his last. No
need to commit to the whole canon, but if you’ve ever wanted to
say “Yeah, I’ve read all of Shakespeare’s plays," this is the perfect
opportunity to achieve that lofty goal!


HOW IT WORKS: We meet at 11:50am. There will be 16 chairs in a
circle and whoever wants to read out loud can choose one of
the 16. There will be additional seating available for anyone who
wants to read along silently. (Although we might ask you to pipe in
for crowd scenes!)  The reading starts at 12:00 pm. We will take a

15 minute break in the middle of each play. During the

break readers inside the circle can give up their seats to anyone

outside of the circle who would like a turn to read out loud. Some

copies of the play will be available, but please bring your

own if possible.


IT’S FREE & FUN!  Readings at the Nashville main library are on the first Saturday afternoon of each month (the second Saturday in certain months - see schedule). 

Readings will always be free and open to the public. Hearing these

plays read aloud will give you much more insight into the depth of

Shakespeare’s works.


EVERYONE’S WELCOME! We welcome all voices, all dialects!
This is intended to be a fun time, so bring your sense of humor.

Shakespeare Allowed! is located at the Nashville Main Library

Reading calendar:

Henry VI Part I

January 7, 2012

 

Henry VI Part II

February 4, 2012

 

Henry VI Part III

March 3 , 2012

 

Richard III

April 7, 2012

 

Titus Andronicus

May 5, 2012

 

The Comedy of Errors

June 2, 2012

 

The Taming of the Shrew

July14, 2012

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

August 4, 2012

 

Love’s Labor’s Lost

September 1, 2012

 

Richard II

October 6, 2012

 

King John

November 3, 2012

 

Romeo & Juliet

December 1, 2012

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

January 5, 2013

 

The Merchant of Venice

February 2, 2013

 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

March 2, 2013

 

Henry IV Part I

April 6,2013

 

Henry IV Part II

May 4, 2013

 
Much Ado About Nothing

June 1, 2013

 
As You Like It

July 6, 2013

 
Julius Caesar

August 3, 2013

 

Henry V

September 7, 2013

 

Hamlet  

October 5, 2013

 
Twelfth Night

November 2, 2013

 
All's Well that Ends Well

December 7, 2013

 
Othello

January 4, 2014

 

Measure for Measure

Febuary 1, 2014

 

King Lear

March 1, 2014

 
Macbeth

April 5, 2014

 
Pericles

May 3, 2014

 
Coriolanus

June 7, 2014

 

Timon of Athens

July 12, 2014

 

Troilus & Cressida

August 2, 2014

 

Antony & Clopatra

September 6, 2014

 

The Winter’s Tale

October 4, 2014

 

The Tempest

November 8, 2014

 

Cymbeline

December 6, 2014

 

Henry VIII

January 3, 2015

 

The Two Noble Kinsmen

February 7, 2015

 
     
 



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