Copy of readings 1The best way to read Shakespeare’s plays is out loud – and with friends!

The Tennessee Stage Company’s Shakespeare On The Square and Lawson McGhee Library invite you to read Shakespeare’s plays with us – out loud!

Quarterly we will gather to read one of the plays of William Shakespeare.


Readings will be at the Lawson McGee Library usually on the third Sunday of the month. Readings are free and open to the public. Hearing these plays read aloud offers much more insight into the depths of Shakespeare’s work.

We will meet at 2:00 pm. There will be twelve chairs set up and whoever wants to read out loud can choose one of the twelve chairs. There will be additional seating for anyone who wants to read along silently.  We will take a fifteen minute break in the middle of each play. Some copies of the play will be available but please bring your own if possible.


We welcome all voices, all dialects. We read the plays for the joy of reading them and to hear and discover more about the plays that have not yet been performed by Shakespeare On The Square. Maybe one of these is the one we should perform next!

Shakespeare  OutLoud  2016

Dates TBA