Virtual Community Play Reading Group

TUESDAY, MAY 25 at 7:00PM


"Stay and breathe awhile. 
Thou has redeemed thy lost opinion
And showed thou mak'st some tender of my life
In this fair rescue thou hast brought to me"

King Henry IV
(Act 5, Scene 4)


"The better part of valor is discretion." 

(Act 5, Scene 4)



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 complete our reading Henry IV, Part 1 beginning at the top of Act 3No worries if you weren't with us last month! We will recap what came before and read through to the end of this historical family drama, a coming-of-age story that touches on the themes of rebellion, power, honor, warfare, and redemption.


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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