We meet every third Saturday evening of the month (usually) to read one of Shakespeare's plays aloud. People who like Shakespeare's work and want to learn more about it are welcome to join. No acting experience is necessary. When the RSVPs are in for a particular reading, I post a tentative cast list, usually two to three weeks beforehand. Those who RSVP after the casting deadline may attend the meeting, but will be admitted on a standby basis: as space permits, and as availability of roles may change. In most cases, members will be cast in more than one role, a practice known as "doubling." The play may be cut slightly, depending on its length and other variables. Over a three-year period, we hope to read all thirty-six plays.

When local productions look promising, we will arrange to attend as a group. If good videorecordings or filmed adaptations are available, we will offer a Movie Meetup to see them.

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Recent Meetups

  • August 18, 2012 · 7:00 PM

    Movie: Twelfth Night

    10 Members

    Let's watch an recently filmed version of the comedy Twelfth Night, or, What You Will.  Directed by Trevor Nunn, longtime artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare... Learn more
  • July 21, 2012 · 7:00 PM

    Discuss Antony & Cleopatra

    9 Members | 3.50

    Greetings, everyone.  Let's do a follow-up session to our last reading and discuss Antony and Cleopatra, a play that has always generated a fair amount of disagreement.... Learn more
  • June 23, 2012 · 7:00 PM

    Antony and Cleopatra

    12 Members | 5.00

    Greetings and salutations to members, new & old.  It's time to rev up the readings again, so let's leap into a big one, the tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra.  This is a... Learn more
  • April 23, 2012 · 5:00 PM

    Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday at the Library

    8 Members | 5.00

    Instead of reading a play aloud this month, let's do something completely different.  Come to my class meeting on Shakespeare's poetry, part of the library's Poetry GSO... Learn more
  • March 17, 2012 · 7:00 PM

    Troilus and Cressida

    11 Members | 5.00

    Let's read an unusual play, Troilus and Cressida, a tragic love story set during the Trojan War.  If you wish to be cast, please RSVP by Thursday, March 9, 7:00 pm.  I... Learn more
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    Wendy Goldie Locs B. Wendy Goldie Locs B. joined
    August 15
    Wendy Goldie Locs B.
    "O, romeo, romeo! wherefore art thou...? SINGLE - Empty Nester. Very attractive, artsy, 45 years old, black, plus size woman Love volunteering for cultural events in the community In need of companionship. Aspire to travel more Movie buff"
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    K. Travis W. K. Travis W. commented on Movie: Twelfth Night
    July 6
    K. Travis W.

    "We were able to find someone late last night, sorry, guess I should kill this post now. Thanks for getting back. We do it ever year now. I'll post new auditions here every time. Wish I would have thought of that earlier, doh."

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    K. Travis W. K. Travis W. commented on Movie: Twelfth Night
    July 4
    K. Travis W.

    "RSVP theater in Asheboro is Doing Twelfth Night in the park this Labor Day weekend. We are still in need of an Olivia. Anyone want to audition ? Contact info should be on the RSVP site. (And of course please come see the performance­!!)"

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    Richard P. Richard P. joined
    April 9
    Richard P.
    "Retired social psychologist and yoga instructor. Spent ~7 years in 1990s doing little but reading, researching, viewing, and listening to Shakespeare. Especially interested in the spiritual implications within the Shakespeare canon (plays, sonnets)."
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    March 19
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    December 13, 2013
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    Dawn W. Dawn W. joined
    August 7, 2013
    Dawn W.
    "HI, My name is dawn and I was an English major in college and my favorite classes were the Shakespeare ones. I am really looking forward to attending one of your meetings!"
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    Madeline M. Madeline M. joined
    July 5, 2013
    Madeline M.
    "Recent English graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, relocating to Greensboro/reid­sville area!"
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    Kristen Kristen joined
    June 12, 2013
    "Hi, I'm Kristen. I have a BA in English and a passion for The Bard."
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