Virtual Program | Free Shakespeare Read-Aloud Group: Troilus and Cressida (part one)

Date / Time

  • February 6, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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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 Troilus and Cressida (part one).

“Lechery, lechery; still, wars and lechery; nothing else holds fashion”

Another Shakespearean take on lovers battling their fates and the world to be together? Well . . . yes, but this is no soaring flight into the giddy heights of love. Shakespeare’s story of the famous lovers of the Trojan War is a savage exposé on war and lechery that still has a powerful sting. We’ll read the first half of this play at this session.

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.”