Shakespeare Dallas has launched a new opportunity for our audiences to meet and discuss the plays being performed in our season. Ever wonder how an acting company prepares to stage a Shakespeare play? What method of text analysis and discussion take place in the rehearsal hall to allow an actor to perform a Shakespearean role to the best of their ability? If you missed out on our previous book clubs, you are invited to experience that process at our Book Club for Romeo & Juliet!
Led by scholar Brian Wilson and Associate Artistic Director Jenni Stewart, Book Club gatherings are comfortable, fun and promise great discussions. The Book Club will meet for five sessions to read and discuss the upcoming play, provide a behind the scenes look at the rehearsal process, and receive an invitation to exclusive closed rehearsals.
Book club participants will receive a copy of the unabridged Folger edition of Much Ado About Nothing, a copy of the abridged script the acting company will use during the rehearsal process, a tour of the rehearsal facility, and an invitation to an exclusive dress rehearsal.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
This play was written in 1595-6 and is set in Verona, Italy, at a time when a long-standing feud between two noble families - the Montagues and the Capulets - constantly breaks out into brawling on the streets. Prince Escalus, ruler of Verona, threatens terrible punishment on anyone who takes part in further violence.