I'm amazed that we managed to overlook Pericles for so long - it's definitely one of the more underrated plays - great fun and the "hauntingly beautiful episodes" was certainly no understatement: the revelation that Marina is alive is probably the most joyful scene in the entire works. The revivification of Thaisa was really magical too, and the performances were all top notch as usual.
Next time: After three witches tell Macbeth that he will be king, his wife persuades him to make it happen.
This is one of Shakespeare's most well known and best loved tragedies. It's also one of the shorter ones, so if anyone is interested we might have a round of "The Game of Shakespeare" afterwards.
Sadly we've outgrown Inner Chapters, our home for the last 6 months, so I've decided to host the group at my house for now. I think it should be sufficiently comfortable and quiet, there is plentiful free street parking, it's easy to get to from the #2, #8 and #11 bus lines, you're welcome to bring whatever you'd like to eat and/or drink, we can stay as long as we need to and there's no compulsion to buy anything. I'm aware that some people might be hesitant to meet at a private house rather than a public place (especially those who haven't been to a reading before) - if this describes you please let me know (the more people we have for whom this is the case, the harder I'll try to find a new location).
For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/shakespeare-50/events/52893042/
: Saturday, March 3,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Andrew's house, Madison Valley
104 31st Ave E (between E Denny Way and E John St, the brown house with 2 car garage)
Seattle, WA 98112
It's not necessary to read the play beforehand, but it's easier to understand what's going on if you familiarize yourself with the plot first. Please bring copies of the text if you have them, but if you don't then don't worry about it - someone might bring multiple copies and at a pinch there's always somebody who doesn't mind sharing.
The play will probably take about 2 hours to read. With distribution of parts, introductions, interval and discussion, we'll probably be done by 4:30pm (5:30pm if you're staying for the game afterwards).
After we finish the play, attendees will be able to vote on the next play that we read (for the March 17th meeting). I think it'll be comedy time again, and the two we've read least recently are Cymbeline and The Comedy of Errors so I suggest we choose between those. Though if anybody has any particular requests please let us know.