Romeo and Juliet | Shakespeare Read Aloud (virtual)

Date / Time

  • February 18, 2023
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Join us for a virtual reading of Shakespeare plays! Meetings are on Zoom and we read the plays as a group, round-robin style. After you register, you’ll receive email instructions with the Zoom link a week before the program. 

The play this month is the Romeo and Juliet  

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, 
My love as deep; the more I give to thee, 
The more I have, for both are infinite.” 

The quintessential tragic love story. Shakespeare usually has rollicking fun with lovers in his early plays, but he turned the tables with the star-crossed lovers from Verona by elevating their love to soaring heights. This play crackles with boisterous energy and some of the greatest love poetry ever written. 

If you think you’d like to read aloud, please select the “I’d like to be a reader!” ticket; there are only fifteen available. Please bring your own copy of the play. If reader spots are sold out, you are welcome to join the waitlist by selecting the “reader waitlist.” If you would like to just listen to the readers, select the “listener” option. Only readers will be video enabled for this program. 

All readers are responsible for their own internet connection and we request that all readers be video-enabled to participate. Please be ready with your own copy of the play to read.    

Reading Shakespeare plays aloud not only offers a communal way to enjoy these great works but promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate—just bring your voice and a copy of the play!      

This event is completely free with advance registration. However, if you’d like to support free programming, please consider a donation, which you can include when you register.   

Register to be a Reader

Register for the Reader Waitlist

Register to be a Listener