Auckland Libraries: Shakespeare aloud

Shakespeare aloud

Rūrūtao ā-Waha

Every second Thursday 7pm to 8pm Free

We meet once a fortnight at Highland Park Library to share the joy of reading every play that Shakespeare wrote, in chronological order.

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Come along to experience the humour, the intensity, and the joy of Shakespeare that keeps his words alive 400 years after they were written.  

We sit in a circle and read the parts round-robin, working our way through every play in chronological order. This is not a performance, merely a group of Shakespeare enthusiasts who want to experience Shakespeare out loud in a relaxed setting, stumbling over words and laughing along the way. You're welcome to read along silently too! There's no need to commit every fortnight but there is a great deal of satisfaction and fun to be had when you finish each play.

Bring your own copy or tablet. We have a few spare copies as well.

For more information phone Teresa on 09 535 3092 (evenings).

  • 16 January - The Tempest
  • 30 January - Cymbeline

  • 13 February - Cymbeline

  • 27 February - Cymbeline

  • 12 March - Cymbeline

  • 26 March -  Henry VIII

  • 9 April - Henry VIII

  • 23 April - Henry VIII

  • 7 May - Two Noble Kinsmen

  • 21 May - Two Noble Kinsmen

  • 4 June - Two Noble Kinsmen

  • 18 June - Henry VI Part 1

  • 2 July - Henry VI Part 1

  • 16 July - Henry VI Part 1

  • 30 July - Henry VI Part 2

  • 13 August - Henry VI Part 2

  • 27 August - Henry VI Part 2

  • 10 September - Henry VI Part 3

  • 24 September - Henry VI Part 3

  • 8 October - Henry VI Part 3

  • 22 October - Richard III

  • 5 November - Richard III

  • 19 November - Richard III

  • 3 December - Richard III

  • 17 December - Christmas special

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