Shakespeare Dallas Book Club

Registration is now open for both our Macbeth and Pride and Prejudice Book Clubs! 

 

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 Macbeth!

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 four sessions to read and discuss the upcoming play, provide a behind the scenes look at the rehearsal process, and receive an invitation to an exclusive closed rehearsal.

Book Club: Macbeth
A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia

Location: The Ginger Man and Dallas Children’s Theater

Dates: 
August 27, 2019
September 3, 2019
September 10, 2019
September 17, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm

Cost: $150 for members, $175 for non-members

Book club participants will receive a copy of the unabridged Folger edition of Macbeth, 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.

*You will receive further information on location and time upon registration.

We have room for 18 participants in this Book Club.

Registration is on first come, first serve basis. 

 

Ever wonder how a non-dramatic piece of literature is adapted for the stage? How does a playwright adapt a 480-page novel into a 2-hour performance? How much does a director and acting company rely on the original source material for character development?  If you missed out on our previous Book Clubs, you are invited to experience our Book Club for Pride and Prejudice!

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 four sessions to read and discuss the upcoming play, provide a behind the scenes look at the rehearsal process, and receive an invitation to an exclusive closed rehearsal.

Book Club: Pride and Prejudice
Set in rural England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice follows the Bennet family, which includes five very different sisters. Mrs. Bennet is anxious to see all her daughters married, especially as the modest family estate is to be inherited by William Collins when Mr. Bennet dies.

Location: The Ginger Man and Dallas Children’s Theater

Dates: 
December 4, 2019
December 11, 2019
December 18, 2019
January 9, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm

Cost: $160 for members, $185 for non-members

Book club participants will receive a copy of the novel of Pride and Prejudice, a copy of the rehearsal script the acting company will use during the rehearsal process, a tour of the rehearsal facility, and an invitation to an exclusive dress rehearsal.

*Please note: It will be requested of you to read the novel prior to the first book club meeting. You will receive further instructions and information about meeting times and locations upon registration. 

We have room for 18 participants in this Book Club.

Registration is on first come, first serve basis.