“Much Ado About Nothing” Open Reading – August [Escondido]

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

Barnes & Noble Bookstore
810 W Valley Pkwy · Escondido, CA

“I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.”

THE PLAY

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. ~ from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

 

OUR LEADER

Connie Boyd, the Director, has taught Drama and English for 28 years at San Pasqual High School. Took students to Fullerton, Thespians, Drama Teachers Association of Southern California, and English Speaking Union Shakespeare competitions. They performed in in-classroom presentations of poetry and short scenes. Directed and acted at Patio Playhouse for 33 years.

 

THE PLAN

You’re invited! All ages welcome. Free. We recast after every scene so all who want to get a chance to read. All casting is non-gender specific so women can read men’s roles and vice-versa. If you’d like to just listen that’s OK too. Please bring a copy of the play if possible. We MAY have a couple of extra copies. The benefit to you when you read Shakespeare out loud is that you sharpen your cold reading skills whether you’re an actor or someone who just enjoys speaking and hearing the wonderful poetry and graceful language. It doesn’t hurt your street cred either.

You will meet others who share your interest in Shakespeare and theater. We look forward to seeing you here!

 

 

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