Shakespeare Allowed!



Henry VI, Part II
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 12 pm @ Nashville Main Library

The best way to read Shakespeare's plays is out loud and with friends!

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read every play Shakespeare wrote, out loud in a reading circle. Once a month, we will gather to read one of the works of William Shakespeare, beginning with the first play he wrote and ending with his last. No need to commit to the whole canon, but if you’ve ever wanted to say “Yeah, I’ve read all of Shakespeare’s plays," this is the perfect opportunity to achieve that lofty goal!

How it works: 

We meet at 11:50am. 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 we might ask you to pipe in for crowd scenes!)  The reading starts at 12:00 pm. We will take 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's 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.
We welcome all voices, all dialects! This is intended to be a fun time, so bring your sense of humor.

Want to read ALL the plays in HALF the time?? 
Head on down to Rutherford County on the 3rd Saturday of every month where The Rutherford County Shakespeare Society is hosting their own Shakespeare Allowed starting in the middle of the canon with As You Like It!  Starting July 21st at noon at the Linebaugh Library. 

Click here to download the printable flyer.

"Kristen Kindoll: Read aloud -- or read along -- with Shakespeare" The Tennessean (6/17/2014)


Henry VI, Part III
September 1, 2018

Past Shakespeare Allowed!

Henry VI Part I: April 4, 2015
Henry VI Part II: May 2, 2015
Henry VI Part III: June 6, 2015
Richard III: July 11, 2015
Titus Andronicus: August 1, 2015
The Comedy of Errors: September 5, 2015
The Taming of the Shrew: October 3, 2015
The Two Gentlemen of Verona: November 7, 2015
Love’s Labor’s Lost: December 5, 2015
Richard II: January 2, 2016
King John: February 6, 2016
Romeo & Juliet: March 5, 2016
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: April 2, 2016
The Merchant of Venice: May 7, 2016
The Merry Wives of Windsor: June 4, 2016
Henry IV Part I: July 2, 2016
Henry IV Part II: August 6, 2016
Much Ado About Nothing: September 3, 2016
As You Like It: October 1, 2016
Julius Caesar: November 5, 2016
Henry V: December 3, 2016
Hamlet: January 7, 2017
Twelfth Night: February 4, 2017
All's Well that Ends Well: March 4, 2017
Othello: April 1, 2017
Measure for Measure: May 6, 2017
King Lear: June 3, 2017
Macbeth: July 1, 2017
Pericles: August 5, 2017
Coriolanus: September 2, 2017
Timon of Athens: October 7, 2017
Troilus and Cressida: November 4, 2017
Antony and Cleopatra: December 2, 2017
The Winter's Tale: January 6, 2018
The Tempest: February 3, 2018
Cymbeline: March 3, 2018
Henry VIII: April 7, 2018
The Two Noble Kinsmen: May 5, 2018