Book Club

 

Shakespeare Dallas Book Club

Our next Book Club this fall will study Romeo & Juliet !

We have room for 18 participants in this Book Club.

Registration is on first come, first serve basis. 

 

Shakespeare Dallas Book Clubs are a wonderful 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 Associate Artistic Director Jenni Stewart and actor/scholar T.A. 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: Romeo & Juliet
An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed as Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall head over heels in love with one another. With the help of Juliet’s nurse, the women arrange for the couple to marry the next day, but Romeo’s attempt to halt a street fight leads to the death of Juliet’s own cousin, Tybalt, for which Romeo is banished. In a desperate attempt to be reunited with Romeo, Juliet follows the Friar’s plot and fakes her own death. The message fails to reach Romeo, and believing Juliet dead, he takes his life in her tomb. Juliet wakes to find Romeo’s corpse beside her and kills herself. The grieving family agree to end their feud.

Dates and Pricing TBD.

Book club participants will receive a copy of the unabridged Folger edition of Romeo & Juliet , 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.