Virtual Program | Free Shakespeare Read-Aloud Group: Timon of Athens

Date / Time

  • June 5, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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 Timon of Athens.

“Timon will to the woods, where he shall find
Th’unkindest beast more kinder than mankind.”

Timon is a wealthy and generous Athenian, who lives and gives lavishly. But when his money runs out, Timon is forsaken by his friends and he retreats to the wilderness in bitterness. Shakespeare may have had a co-writer on this play and the work itself appears unfinished, but it has moments of crackling energy. With this play, we will have covered every play in the canon for our Shakespeare Read Alouds.

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.”