Literary Society

Rochester Shakespeare Literary Society

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.

Upcoming meeting topics:

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

Upcoming Shakespeare productions, 2017

April

April 29 & May 2, Twelfth Night, National Theatre Live, screening at The Little, Rochester. ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk

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

May 3–October 21, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Timon of Athens, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Ontario. www.stratfordfestival.ca

May 13 & 17, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, National Theatre Live, screening at The Little, Rochester. ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk

May 23–June 18, Julius Caesar, Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in Central Park, Manhattan. www.shakespeareinthepark.org

June

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

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

August

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.

September

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

October

Late October–mid November. Coriolanus, Rochester Community Players’ Shakespeare Players, MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave., Rochester.

November

TBA

December

TBA