Book Club

 

Shakespeare Dallas Book Club

Registration is now open for both our Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice Book Clubs!

We have room for 18 participants in this Book Club.

Registration is on first come, first serve basis. 

 

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 Much Ado About Nothing!

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: Much Ado About Nothing
A group of soldiers return from the war. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

April 2, 2020

April 9, 2020

April 16, 2020

May 19, 2020

June 9, 2020

Cost: $165 for members, $195 for non-members

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.

 

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 The Merchant of Venice!

Led by Program Associate Meagan Harris and actor/scholar T.A. Taylor, Book Club gatherings are comfortable, fun and promise great discussions. The Book Club will meet for four 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: The Merchant of Venice
When a merchant defaults on a loan from a moneylender, it is more than money that will be demanded from him. Considered one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, The Merchant of Venice remains a searing exploration of prejudice and the power of mercy.

 

May 19, 2020

May 26, 2020

June 2, 2020

June 16, 2020 (Invited Dress Rehearsal)

Cost: $165 for members, $195 for non-members

Book club participants will receive a copy of the unabridged Folger edition of The Merchant of Venice, 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.