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Grown Crows

The parents of some of the Crows have also gotten excited about Shakespeare and participate in several different ways. This group includes many members who are not parents as well! Join us!

The Upstart Readers

This is a reading performance group that includes not only young people, but adults as well.

Crows close reading group

This is not a performance group, but an informal and fluid group of adults who meet weekly to read aloud and discuss whatever Shakespeare play the Upstart Crows have in production. Many are Crow relatives but not all, and no previous Shakespeare experience is necessary! No matter if you don’t want to read aloud—come along to hear it and join the discussion.

If you are interested, email Genevieve Head and let her know: genhead@hotmail.com

Shakespeare Reading Group

The ISC also hosts a public Shakespeare reading group that meets every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This group does a very close read (it took 52 weeks to read Hamlet together). Check it out at Meetup.com.

Shakespeare Gym

The Shakespeare Gym for the International Shakespeare Center was so successful that we are continuing this ISC collaboration. Shakespeare Readers, Crows adult family members, and anyone interested in dipping their toes into the invigorating waters of Shakespeare are welcome to join these workshops. We assign parts ranging from small to medium, depending on your preference, and you learn to memorize and perform a scene for family and friends.

We do a close-read and text analysis of the scene and then work on “how to suit the action to the word, the word to the action,” culminating in an informal performance. For more information, see InternationalShakespeare.center.

If you would be interested in participating in the next Shakespeare Gym, contact Robin or Caryl at gym@InternationalShakespeare.center