McCarter@HOME presents:

Shakespeare Community Reading Group



What is the city but the people?

(Act 3, Scene 1)

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! 


To kick off this election season, we will read Shakespeare’s seldom produced, yet thrilling political tragedy CoriolanusConsidered the Bard’s most political play, it tracks the rise and fall of war “superhero” turned politician, Caius Martius (aka Coriolanus), whose got a bit of a personality problem when it comes to the populus. If you’ve never encountered this (misunderstood?) antihero before, you won’t want to miss this meetup! 


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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Shakespeare Community Reading Group is supported in part by Stages Online, a partnership with New Jersey Theatre Alliance to bring theatre content into homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stages Online is made possible by generous funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Bank of America, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, OceanFirst Foundation; the George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust; New Jersey Historical Commission; and Fund for the New Jersey Blind.