Shakespeare Community Reading Group
FRIDAY, JULY 31 at 7:00PM
Nothing will come of nothing.
(Act 1, Scene 1)
McCarter hosts a virtual Shakespeare Community Reading Group—now in its 5th year!—for people of all ages and levels of experience. This is a casual, informal, and fun way to personally experience Shakespeare’s words and characters. All are welcome and no experience necessary!
After a bit of a hiatus, we will convene virtually to share aloud the first half of The Tragedy of King Lear. It is one of three of Shakespeare’s greatest plays written “in the shadow of plague” and “against the backdrop of strife” in 1606, which scholar James Shapiro refers to in his microhistory as "The Year of Lear". (Fun fact: King Lear has the earliest know reference to a "football player" in Act 1, Scene 4.)
All are invited, but registration is required. Please be sure to read all the information detailed in the online form.
Don’t have a copy of the play at home? Here is just one place to find the full text for free online.
This event is offered at no cost, but donations to McCarter Theatre Center are always appreciated.