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, July 9: Summer Shakespeare
Sunday, August 13: TBD
Sunday, September 10: TBD
Sunday, October 8: TBD
Sunday, November 12: TBD

Upcoming Shakespeare productions, 2017


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.

June 29–September 3, King Lear and Twelfth Night, Shakespeare in High Park (Toronto) by CanadianStage.


July 4–Sept. 3, Cymbeline, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Tempest, Shakespeare and Company, Lenox, MA.

July 11–August 13, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in Central Park, Manhattan.

July 13–30, Richard III and Much Ado About Nothing, in repertory, Ithaca Shakespeare Company, Ithaca.

July 14–29, As You Like it, Rochester Community Players’ Shakespeare Players, Highland Bowl, Rochester.

July 14–30, Macbeth, WallByrd Theatre Co., Lyric Theatre, Rochester.

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.

July 27–August 20, Macbeth, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Buffalo.


Romeo and Juliet, Shake on the Lake, Silver Lake boat launch, Perry.

August 11–20, As You Like It, Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, Thornden Park Amphitheater, Syracuse.

August 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.

Sept. 14–23, Rochester Fringe Festival. Lineup to be announced July 11; usually features several Shakespeare adaptations.


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