Event—Public Programming

Romeo and Juliet: A Theatrical Reading

Shakespeare’s drama of feuding families and star-crossed lovers established the template for romantic tragedy.

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What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet…

Shakespeare’s drama of feuding families and star-crossed lovers established the template for romantic tragedy. In this theatrical reading, professional actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago will bring Romeo and Juliet to life in a performance directed by Michelle Shupe.

Founded in 1993, the Shakespeare Project of Chicago has performed at the Newberry since 2003. This reading will be preceded by an informative talk by a dramaturg and followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and cast.

This event is cosponsored by the Newberry’s Center for Renaissance Studies and the Department of Public Engagement. Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

Explore the Newberry’s collection of early Shakespeare editions.

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