Virtual Community Play Reading Group

TUESDAY, JUNE 22 at 7:00PM


"Then happy low, lie down!
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown."

—King Henry IV
(Act 3, Scene 1)



Love theater and reading plays aloud? McCarter hosts a virtual Shakespeare Community Reading Group—now in its 6th 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!


This month, we will see the story of King Henry and his son Prince Hal played out in Shakespeare’s only sequel, HENRY IV, Part 2. Join us for the continuation of the coming-of-age story merged with high historical matters of state and low-brow humor and escapades, and to find out how the father-son conflict finally unfolds and the fate of Falstaff. (No previous knowledge of Part 1 is necessary; we’ll fill you in!) 

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.


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