Dallas Shakespeare is collaborating with the AT&T Performing Arts Center to present the Complete Works of William Shakespeare over five years through a series of monthly staged readings. The readings, presented by local and regional actors and directors in Nancy B. Hamon Hall in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, are advertised as "unabridged texts" and will include the sonnets.
The second year of the program kicks off with The Comedy of Errors on Sept. 8–9. The readings are on Sundays at 3 p.m., and Mondays at 7 p.m. Troilus and Cressida,Feb. 1–2, will be Saturday evening at 7 instead of Monday, and A Midsummer Night's Dream on Sunday, March 9, will be at 7 p.m.
General admission tickets are $10. Sunday afternoon performances are free for students with a valid student ID. Student tickets are available at the door only and subject to availability. Hamon Hall seats 200.
Additionally, Shakespeare Dallas is hosting "Lunch and Learn" programs at the Muse Family Pavilion in Klyde Warren Park at noon on Mondays of the staged readings. At these lunches, the theater will present a lecture on the backstory and motivation of that night's staged reading at the Winspear Opera House.
The schedule of readings for the coming year is as follows:
The first year of readings featured Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter's Tale, Henry VI Part 1, Henry VI Part 2, Henry VI Part 3, and Richard III.
The performances are made possible through the generosity of the Mankoff Family Foundation.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.attpac.org/series/TheCompleteWorks/.
August 31, 2013