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Henry VI, Part II (Part One) FREE and ONLINE Shakespeare Reading

November 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Henry VI, Part II

TL;DR: Gloucester is conspired against and killed; York sends Cade to incite rebellion to see if it works, and it fails; York comes to incite rebellion anyway.

There will be a ZOOM link to join the reading, available on the Online Event page or in your “My Tickets” section. REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE to receive the zoom link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/henry-vi-part-ii-part-one-free-and-online-shakespeare-reading-tickets-156436811715


A bit more about the play: Against the wishes of the nobles, King Henry marries the penniless Margaret who plots against him with her lover. As tensions between York and Lancaster build, the Duke of York gathers supporters for his claim to the throne. York secretly leads a rebellion, his supporters proclaim him king, and Henry is forced to flee.

Director: Shakespeare Authority Kim Keeline will guide the reading. She has been an instructor in composition and literature, USC, Washington State, PACE program, Mira Costa College, and Southwestern College. Kim received the Star Award from the San Diego Performing Arts League in 2012 for her work at the SDSS. She is a former associate general editor of The Shakespeare Standard.


Q: Do I have to read?

A: You are welcome to show up and just watch. We suspect, however, that it will look like too much fun for you to resist for long. A lot of newcomers don’t want to read initially but when they see how fun it is, they join in! But there is no pressure at all if you just want to watch and we have regular attendees who have never read.

Q: Can I act as a specific character or be in a particular scene?

A: That may be possible. Each evening has an assigned director who has planned what scenes to cover. If you are really anxious to act in a specific scene, talk to the director at the start and see what can be arranged. No guarantees, but if the scene is being done that night, it might be possible. All scenes are cast that night right before they are read, so usually, everyone who wants to act has the chance to do at least a small role.

Q: Who can participate?

A: Everyone! They are free and open to the public.



November 2, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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