The Rochester Shakespeare Literary Society (RSLS) meets on the second Sunday of each month from noon to 1:30 PM at Barnes & Noble Booksellers (2nd floor meeting room), Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Avenue, Rochester NY 14618. Meetings are free and open to all. NOTE: Due to Mother’s Day, the meetings in May will be on the third Sunday.
RSLS is a discussion group intended to prepare our members for upcoming productions of RCP’s Shakespeare Players and other Shakespeare productions in Upstate New York and Southern Ontario.
Sunday, March 12: Current relevancy of Shakespeare
Sunday, April 9: Literary adaptations (Hogarth Shakespeare series)
Sunday, May 21: Broads of the Bard (female characters in Shakespeare)
Sunday, June 11: RCP preview: As You Like It
Sunday, July 9: TBD
Sunday, August 13: TBD
Sunday, September 10: TBD
Sunday, October 8: TBD
Sunday, November 12: TBD
April 9–22, The Two Noble Kinsmen and Macbeth, in repertory, Adirondack Shakespeare Co., various locations including Saratoga Springs, North Creek, Upper Jay, Schenectady, Glens Falls, Plattsburgh, Old Forge, Chestertown. www.adkshakes.org
April 21–29, Hamlet, Batavia Players, Harvester 56 Theatre, Batavia. www.bataviaplayers.org
May 3–October 21, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Timon of Athens, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Ontario. www.stratfordfestival.ca
May 23–June 18, Julius Caesar, Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in Central Park, Manhattan. www.shakespeareinthepark.org
June 2–11, Romeo and Juliet, Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, Thornden Park Amphitheater, Syracuse. www.syrsf.org
June 2–17, Macbeth, Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA. www.gamuttheatre.org
June 8–August 27, Twelfth Night, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Boscobel Mansion, Garrison.
June 22–July 16, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Buffalo. shakespeareindelawarepark.org
Late June–early September, TBA, two plays in repertory, Shakespeare in High Park (Toronto) by CanadianStage. www.canadianstage.com
July 4–Sept. 3, Cymbeline, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Tempest, Shakespeare and Company, Lenox, MA. www.shakespeare.org/shows
July 11–August 13, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in Central Park, Manhattan. www.shakespeareinthepark.org
July 13–30, Richard III and Much Ado About Nothing, in repertory, Ithaca Shakespeare Company, Ithaca. www.ithacashakespeare.org
July 14–29, As You Like it, Rochester Community Players’ Shakespeare Players, Highland Bowl, Rochester.
Macbeth, WallByrd Theatre Co., Lyric Theatre, Rochester. www.wallbyrd.com/shows
July 15–August 14, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, and Comedy of Errors, in repertory, Adirondack Shakespeare Co., various locations including Saratoga Springs, North Creek, Upper Jay, Schenectady, Glens Falls, Plattsburgh, Old Forge, Chestertown. www.adkshakes.org
July 27–Aug. 20, Macbeth, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Buffalo. shakespeareindelawarepark.org
Romeo and Juliet, Shake on the Lake, Silver Lake boat launch, Perry.
Aug. 11–20, As You Like It, Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, Thornden Park Amphitheater, Syracuse. www.syrsf.org
Aug. 14–29, Love’s Labours Lost, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Co., Boscobel Mansion, Garrison.
Sept. 1–23, Twelfth Night, Blackfriars Theatre, 795 East Main St., Rochester. www.blackfriars.org
Sept. 14–23, Rochester Fringe Festival. Usually features several Shakespeare adaptations
Late October–mid November. Coriolanus, Rochester Community Players’ Shakespeare Players, MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave., Rochester.