Jul 06 2019
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Dec 07 2019
Shakespeare Allowed!

Shakespeare Allowed!

Presented by The Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read every play Shakespeare wrote, out loud in a reading circle. Once a month, gather together at the Nashville Public Library to read one of the Bard’s plays, starting with the first on July 7th 2018, and ending with the last approximately three years later.

Whoever wants to read out loud can choose to sit at the table. There will be additional seating available for anyone who wants to read along silently. (Although you might be asked to pipe in for crowd scenes!)  They meet at 11:50am and the reading starts at 12pm. There will be a 15 minute break in the middle of each play. During the break, anyone outside of the circle who would like a turn to read out loud may pull up a chair. Some copies of the play will be available, but please bring your own if possible.

Everyone is welcome!

Readings will always be free and open to the public. Hearing these plays read aloud will give you more insight into the depth of Shakespeare’s works. All voices and all dialects are welcome! This is intended to be a fun time, so bring your sense of humor.

Takes place the first Saturday of every month starting July 7, 2018 and going forward for the next 3 years, until all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays are done! 

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Admission Info

Free Admission

Dates & Times

2019/07/06 - 2019/12/07

  • Dec 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Sat)

Additional time info:

The first Saturday of every month starting July 7, 2018 and going forward for the next 3 years, until all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays are done! 

Location Info

Nashville Public Library - Main Library

615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219

Parking Info

Metro government is modernizing the parking garage adjacent to the Main Library. The project began late June 2016. Approximately 360 spaces will be added, and other improvements will be made to the garage. Seventy-five parking spaces are temporarily closed for the duration of construction. Project completion is expected in spring of 2018.

Due to the temporary parking space decrease and temporary lane closures, please allow extra time when planning to visit during peak hours or for special events.

Accessibility Info