Virtual Program | Free Shakespeare Read-Aloud Group: Romeo and Juliet

Date / Time

  • May 8, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

The Shakespeare Read-Aloud is continuing online! We meet twice per month on Zoom to read Shakespeare’s plays as a group, round-robin style, just like we did when we met in person at The Rosenbach. Be sure to register to receive email instructions ahead of the meeting time.

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

Reading Shakespeare’s 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!

The play we’ll read at this meeting is 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 cackles with boisterous energy some of the greatest love poetry ever written.

This event is completely free with advance registration. If you would like to read aloud, please select the “I’d like to be a reader!” ticket; there are fifteen spots available. If reader spots are sold out you are welcome to join the waitlist by selecting the “reader waitlist.”