Cymbeline (Part Two) FREE and ONLINE Shakespeare Reading
December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
TL;DR: Innogen’s fidelity is questioned, everyone puts on some sort of disguise, revelations abound at the end, and only one person dies.
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A bit more about the play: King Cymbeline of Britain banishes his daughter Innogen’s husband, who then makes a bet on Innogen’s fidelity. Innogen is accused of being unfaithful, runs away, and becomes a page for the Roman army as it invades Britain. In the end, Innogen clears her name, discovers her long-lost brothers and reunites with her husband while Cymbeline makes peace with Rome.
There will be a ZOOM link to join the reading, available on the Online Event page or in your “My Tickets” section.
Charlie Riendeau was the Assistant Director for the two Shakespeare Festivals at The Old Globe and for the first two Educational tours. Charlie is the former Artistic Director of both the Temecula Overland Players and the Ramona Hillside Players. Charlie received his B.A. from SDSU in Theatre (graduating with distinction), his teaching credentials for elementary and secondary school from UC Riverside, and a M.A. degree in Educational administration from SDSU. He won a Patté Award for Best Actor for playing King Henry in The Lion in Winter. He also played the title role of King Lear for the Society in our staged reading last fall.
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.
Hilarious TL;DR [“too long, didn’t read”] notes and summaries from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Photo Credits: Lincoln Center Theater