Fabler Shakespeare Readers

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Fabler Shakespeare Readers

Fabler Shakespeare Readers is a group for people to get together and experience ALL the great playwright's works as they were intended - spoken aloud! We meet once a month, and read aloud one of Shakespeare’s plays (or one of his contemporaries).

Website: http://www.fabler.co.uk
Location: Chapter, Cardiff
Members: 42
Latest Activity: Aug 4, 2014

Fabler Shakespeare Readers is a community arts engagement project devised and facilitated by Adam Timms.


In 2007, a small group of individuals commenced reading the complete works of Shakespeare above a cafe in Canton, Cardiff. In 2008 the group moved to Chapter arts centre, its current home, and the popularity of the group grew enormously. We regularly involve groups of around 20-30 individuals from the local community - theatre-goers, Shakespeare fans, academics, newcomers, actors, directors, writers - all are welcome! In December 2010 we completed the first cycle of Shakespeare's sole-authored works, with out reading of The Tempest. 2011 will see the launch of  Fabler Theatre Company and our next phase of readings!

 

All that is required is an enthusiasm for the bard (and £3 to contribute towards the cost of room hire...)

We aim to encourage and involve the following:

NETWORKING FOR ACTORS/ DIRECTORS/ WRITERS: We count amongst our regular readers professionals from all aspects of the theatre industry including actors, directors and writers.

AMATEUR ACTORS/ STUDENT ACTORS: All are welcome - there is no audition, no judgement, and no heirarchy in who gets to read the "big" parts.

THEATRE-GOERS and LITERATURE FANS: Anyone can come and read with the group or simply listen - each play is preceeded by an introduction to the play, it's themes and Shakespeare's world.

SOCIALISING: We all find plenty of time for a chat, a coffee, or something a little more medicinal as the evening commences!

Everyone is expected to bring along a copy of the relevant script.
Please let me know if you would be interested in attending, and I’ll keep you up to date on any forthcoming plans.

Email: info@fabler.co.uk


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Comment by James Robert Auheb on December 17, 2013 at 12:35

Hi guys, are you still going?

Comment by Adam Timms on March 19, 2012 at 16:54

Fabler Shakespeare Readers ceases in April 2012 after 55 monthly readings over nearly five years, including ALL of Shakespeare's plays and poems, and several of his contemporarys'.

Comment by Adam Timms on March 2, 2011 at 18:43

Sun March 6th 2011 Double Falsehood
Sun April 10th 2011 Edward III
Sun May 8th 2011 Sir Thomas More
Sun June 5th 2011 Taming of the Shrew
Sun July 17th 2011 A Woman's Prize (The Tamer Tamed) - a sequel to Taming of the Shrew by Fletcher.


All at 6.30pm Media Point, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

Comment by Adam Timms on August 26, 2010 at 14:42
Next readings announced:

Sun Sept 12th 2010 Coriolanus
Sun Oct 24th 2010 The Winter’s Tale
Sun Nov 14th 2010 Cymbeline
Sun Dec 12th 2010 The Tempest
Sun Jan 16th 2011 All Is True (AKA Henry VIII) by Shakespeare/Fletcher
Sun Feb 6th 2011 The Two Noble Kinsmen by Shakespeare/Fletcher

All at 6.30pm Media Point, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.
Comment by Adam Timms on August 22, 2010 at 15:55
Next reading is this evening: Pericles at 6.30pm.
Comment by Kenon Man on July 7, 2010 at 13:02
Hi all, just a quick heads up.

Sherman Cymru are producing Measure for Measure in November. The venue has just been announced as The Provincial - (old Natwest Bank) on Bute Street.

Directed by Amy Hodge, Tickets are on sale 029 2064 6900
£14/£12 (previews £12/£10) Under 19 £8.
Comment by Adrienne O'Sullivan on May 12, 2010 at 10:40
Great idea - I had heard of someone else attending this and thought it was a great idea. Not sure how often I can attend - but will try to.
Comment by Adam Timms on May 11, 2010 at 19:40
Forthcoming Readings

Sunday May 16th 2010 King Lear

Sunday June 20th 2010 Macbeth

Sunday July 25th 2010 Anthony and Cleopatra

Sunday August 22nd 2010 Pericles

Sunday September 12th 2010 Coriolanus

All readings 6.30-10pm in MEDIA POINT, upstairs at Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff.

Bring a copy of the script (any edition) and £3 to contribute to the running of the group. It is helpful if you email to let us know you're coming:

Email: info@cardiffshakespearereaders.co.uk
Comment by Adam Timms on January 13, 2010 at 16:20
Sunday February 28th 2010 Othello

Sunday March 21st 2010 All's Well That Ends Well

Sunday April 11th 2010 Timon of Athens

Sunday May 16th 2010 King Lear

All readings 6.30-10pm in Media Point, upstairs at Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff.

Bring a copy of the script (any edition) and £3 contribution towards the running of the group. It is helpful if you email to let us know you're coming: Email: info@cardiffshakespearereaders.co.uk
Comment by Adam Timms on November 6, 2009 at 7:24
Forthcoming readings:

Sunday November 8th 2009 Troilus and Cressida

Sunday December 6th 2009 Measure for Measure

Sunday January 10th 2010 Twelfth Night

All readings 6.30-10pm in First Space, downstairs at Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff.

Bring a copy of the script (any edition) and £3 contribution towards the running of the group. It is helpful if you email to let us know you're coming: Email: info@cardiffshakespearereaders.co.uk
 

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