Shakespeare's First Folio free readings performed throughout Juneau during July and August

    To kick of its 25th anniversary season and coinciding with the arrival of a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum, Theatre in the Rough will perform free readings at venues around Juneau.

    To kick of its 25th anniversary season and coinciding with the arrival of a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum, Theatre in the Rough will perform free readings of the works therein at venues around Juneau.

    Aaron Elmore, Co-Artistic Director, Theatre in the Rough, and Claire Imamura, (EmmaMura) Outreach Librarian with the Alaska State Library talked about the events planned while on Capital Chat Monday, giving a rundown of venues and a little history on the subject matter.

    "The First Folio is the first compilation of Shakespeare's collected works. It was printed 7 years after his death in 1623.", says Imamura. "The Folgers Shakespeare Library, to celebrate 400 years since his death in 1616, is sending the First Folio to all 50 states and we've been selected as the host site for Alaska."

    Elmore says they have about 70 readers for the 36 plays, reading one a night for 5 nights a week, and 4 on Saturdays, over the next four weeks. Evening readings will be performed at 7:00 p.m. Saturday readings go from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

    Schedule:

    Monday at the JACC

    Tuesday at Egan Library at UAS

    Wednesday at Rockwell Restaurant

    Thursday at the Valley Library

    Friday at the State Archives Library and Museum

    Saturday at McPheeters Hall

     

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