Re: [shakespeare-50] Hamlet recap and announcing a new Meetup: Much Ado About Nothing

From: Art
Sent on: Sunday, August 21, 2011 9:55 PM
A very nice setting for a very enjoyable afternoon of play reading.  Looking forward to more of the same. 
Art

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From: Andrew Jenner <[address removed]>
Sent: Aug 21,[masked]:36 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [shakespeare-50] Hamlet recap and announcing a new Meetup: Much Ado About Nothing



The new Inner Chapters location worked out really well - it was quiet (we had the shop to ourselves) but not lacking in ambiance. The drinks were tasty (the Anthem Cherry Cider was especially popular) - they also have tea, coffee and soft drinks. So this will be our new regular meetup location until next summer's season of outdoor readings.

Reading Hamlet all the way through in one afternoon is not a trivial undertaking but we made it through to the end, with Hamlet being read by a different person each act (which worked out really well - every act has a famous soliloquy). We also had some fascinating discussions - from interesting things productions have done with "To be, or not to be" to the Oxfordian authorship theory and Shakespeare tattoos.

Unfortunately Inner Chapters is being refurbished during the first week of September so the next reading will be on the 11th of September - same time (1pm), same place (419 Fairview in the South Lake Union neighborhood).

After all that tragedy, it's about time for another comedy. This is a fun one, and one of my favorites.

Don Pedro and his officers Claudio and Benedick have returned victorious from battle. Claudio has his eye on the governor's daughter Hero, whilst there is "a kind of merry war" between Benedick and Hero's cousin Beatrice. However, the dastardly Don John has more sinister plans - will the malpropism-prone constable Dogberry and his inept watch be able to foil them?

Since Inner Chapters is not normally open on Sundays, the owner has requested that we make a $5 per person minimum purchase to make it worth her while to open for us. If that would prevent you from coming please let us know and we'll work something out - we don't want anybody to be "priced out" of the reading.





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