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 at the Downtown Nashville Public Library on Church Street to read one of the works of William Shakespeare.
This Blog is a discussion of the reading by those that participate and for those that can't join us.
As You Like It April 3, 2010 at Nashville Main Public Library April 17, 2010 at Brentwood Library
Julius Caesar May 1, 2010 at Nashville Main Public Library May 15, 2010 at Brentwood Library
Henry VI Part I 10/2008
Henry VI Part II 11/2008
Henry VI Part III 12/2008
Richard III 01/2009
Titus Andronicus 02/2009
The Comedy of Errors 03/2009
The Taming of the Shrew 04/11/2009 The Two Gentlemen of Verona 05/02/2009 Love's Labor's Lost 06/06/2009 Richard II 07/11/2009 King John 08/01/2009 Romeo & Juliet 09/05/09 A Midsummer Night's Dream 10/03/09
The Merchant of Venice 11/14/09 The Merry Wives of Windsor 12/12/09 Henry IV Part 1 1/2/10
Henry IV Part 2 2/6/10
Much Ado about Nothing 3/6/10
Your Facilitator: Nashville Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director
Denice Hicks has been working for The Nashville Shakespeare Festival since 1990, and has held the position of Artistic Director from 1998-2002 and since 2005. Local audiences might know her best as an actress, having worked on Nashville stages since 1980. For Shakespeare in the Park, she directed the Asian-influenced Macbeth, as well as lively versions of The Tempest, and Twelfth Night. For The Festival's Winter Shakespeare at Troutt Theater, she has directed Hamlet and most recently the critically acclaimed Vaudeville-styled Richard the Third. An avid advocate for empowering students with Shakespeare, Denice has edited and directed touring productions of Shakespeare’s works, developed workshops for students of all ages, and created the Festival’s Apprentice Company Training Program. Educated at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pa, she moved to Nashville in 1980 to perform at Opryland. Denice was an original company member of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, and was among the founders of both the Darkhorse Theater and of People’s Branch Theatre. An Ingram Fellowship award winner, her work has been praised by the Tennessean, Nashville City Search, and The City Paper, among other publications, from which she has received “Best Actor” and “Best Director” acknowledgments.
The mission of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival is to educate and entertain the Mid-South community through professional Shakespearean experiences.
A non-profit organization, The Festival accomplishes this goal through public performances and educational workshops for young people and businesses.
The Festival employs the most talented theatre artists from around Nashville to help create unique and relevant productions and programs that stimulate the creative thinking and communication skills of everyone from business men and women to children throughout Middle Tennessee.