Virtual Shakespeare Read-Aloud | Hamlet Part 1

Date / Time

  • October 16, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Even though the Shakespeare Read-Aloud is meeting in-person once again at The Rosenbach, we are going to 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.

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!

The play this month is the first half of Hamlet.

“To be, or not to be, that is the question”

Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet is the tragic play of questions: of purpose, of power, of family, of will, of existence.  Hamlet broods and rants and fights and loves and we are along for the most stimulating character in all of drama.

We’re dividing Shakespeare’s longest play into two parts and reading it over two meetings (October: Act 1 – Act 3, sc 2; November: Act 3 sc 3 – end).

This event is completely free with advance registration. If you think you’d like to read aloud, please select the “I’d like to be a reader!” ticket; there are fifteen available. You also need to have your own copy of the play to read.

Sponsored by Pamela Schreiber.

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