Lex-Ham Community Theater

Shakespeare Reading Series

The Lexington-Hamline Community Theater is sponsoring a reading series of the plays by William Shakespeare.  The readings are held in homes, are quite informal, and include a pot-luck supper.  Anyone who has an interest in Shakespeare, young or old, is encouraged to attend one, some, or all the readings.

The next session is set for:
On January 12, 2018, at 1184 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, the play Twelfth Night will be read.
The play, Julius Caesar, will be read on March 9, 2018.

Collage of photos from the play reading series
A few of the people who have come to the informal readings which start with a potluck supper

The format for each session is:

6:30 p.m., pot-luck supper
7:00 p.m., start reading.  The group will read the whole play during the evening.
No previous acting experience is required.
Each person is responsible for bringing a copy of the play.
Parts will be reassigned at the start of each scene so all those in attendance can have a chance to read. 

Shakespeare's plays in the series

Comedies Tragedies Histories

All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Love's Labours Lost
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Winter's Tale
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night

Julius Caesar
King Lear
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus

King John
Richard II
Henry IV - part 1
Henry IV - part 2
Henry V
Henry VI - part 1
Henry VI - part 2
Henry VI - part 3
Richard III
Henry VIII

Some good on-line references for Shakespeare are:

Reference Sites Theater Companies
Arden Shakespeare
Internet Shakespeare Edition
MIT's Shakespeare site
Shakespeare in Europe
Shakespeare Illustrated - Emory University
SparkNotes.com - Shakespeare
Wholesale Costume Club Shakespeare resources

Shakespeare & Company

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Royal Shakespeare Company
Stratford Festival of Canada
Washington's The Shakespeare Theatre

Call 651-644-3366 or contact theater@LexHamArts.org for more information.

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Last updated: 11/10/2017