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Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival

Reading Shakespeare Aloud Allowed at Library

Flagstaff Shakespeare FestivalThe Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival in Arizona has joined forces with the Flagstaff City–Coconino County Public Library to offer members of the public an opportunity to read a play by William Shakespeare or one of his contemporaries out loud with other Shakespeare fans once a month. The program is called "Shakespeare Allowed!"

In what the festival is calling "a fun and inviting environment," people can choose to participate in the reading or just listen. "Either way, hearing these plays read aloud will broaden your understanding of Shakespeare's words and offer additional insight into the play before it's performed live on stage by FlagShakes," says a company email.

People can bring their own copies of the play, or they can borrow one. Bright Side Bookshop and Bookmans Entertainment Exchange provide copies of the plays for these events.

The readings are free and open to the public at Flagstaff City–Coconino County Public Library, 300 W Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001.

The Shakespeare Allowed! schedule for 2019 is as follows:

January 27: Antony and Cleopatra 

February 24: King John 

March 24: The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

April 28: Much Ado About Nothing 

May 26: Henry V 

July 28: The Winter's Tale

August 25: The Merry Wives of Windsor 

September 22: Richard II 

October 27: Hamlet (first half)

November 24: Hamlet (second half)

January 26, 2019

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