Virtual Free Shakespeare Read-Aloud | King Lear, Part 1

Date / Time

  • April 23, 2022
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


This program is sponsored by Pamela Schreiber

Even though the Shakespeare Read-Aloud is meeting in-person once again at The Rosenbach, we are going to be continuing our virtual meetings, as well.  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.

Registration opens for Delancey Society members on March 2, for members on March 9, and for the general public on March 16.

The play this month is the first half of King Lear. 

“Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise.” The Fool 

King Lear should have listened to his fool before he divided his kingdom and set himself at odds with his daughters. We’ll read one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces and go on a journey into the storm with Lear and his Fool. 

We’re dividing this very long play into two parts and reading it over two meetings (April: Act 1 – Act 3, sc 2; May: Act 3 sc 3 – end). 

Register to be a Reader

Register for the Reader Waitlist

Register to be a Listener

All readers are responsible for their own internet connection and we request that all readers be video-enabled to participate.

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