Virtual Community Play Reading Group

TUESDAY, JULY 27 at 7:00PM


"Presume not that I am the thing I was,
For God doth know—so shall the world perceive—
That I have turned away my former self.
So will I those that kept me company."  

—King Henry IV
(Act 5, Scene 5)



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 of Shakespeare’s only sequel, HENRY IV, Part 2, beginning at with Act 3, Scene 2. No 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, 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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