Book Club

Shakespeare Dallas is excited to bring back an opportunity to meet and discuss the plays being performed on our stages.

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 Twelfth Night!

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolized by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...

Led by Associate Artistic Director Jenni Stewart and scholar/ actor TA Taylor, 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 Twelfth Night, a copy of the abridged script the acting company will use during the rehearsal process, and an invitation to an exclusive dress rehearsal.


November 2, 2021, 6:30pm-9:30pm via Zoom
November 9, 2021, 6:30pm-9:30pm via Zoom
November 16, 2021, 6:30pm-9:30pm via Zoom
November 30, 2021, 6:30pm-9:30pm via Zoom
January 13, 2022, 6:30pm-9:30pm, invited dress rehearsal at the Moody Performance Hall