The best way to read
Shakespeare is out loud!
Location: CSULB Theatre Department
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Shakespeare Aloud provides the opportunity to hear all the plays, to become readers, and to listen to and work with others.
How it works:
Doors open at 10:45am; reading begins at 11:00. Character names will be placed at a table in the center of the room; whoever wants to read can choose a chair. There will be additional seating for anyone who wants to read along silently. We will take one intermission in the middle of the play. During the break, readers at the table can give up their seats to anyone who would like a turn reading out loud. Some copies of the play will be provided but readers should bring their own. Visit your local library to check out a copy! Everyone is welcome! All voices, all dialects. Shakespeare Aloud is intended to be a fun exploration of Shakespeare, so bring your sense of humor!
Capacity is limited, so sign up today!
A collaboration with CSULB Department of Theatre Arts
The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Oct. 26, 2013
The Comedy of Errors – Nov. 16, 2013
The Life and Death of King John – Jan. 25, 2014
The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus – Feb. 22, 2014
The First Part of Henry VI – March 29, 2014
The Second Part of Henry VI – April 26, 2014
The Third Part of Henry VI – May 31, 2014
The Tragedy of Richard III – June 28, 2014
The Taming of the Shrew – July 26, 2014