You are invited to join members of Stanford's Master of Liberal Arts program in a staged reading of Macbeth. We will read the entire uncut play ourselves.
We'll meet at 10:30 a.m. in Room 200-107 (Lane Hall) for snacks and introductions; the reading will begin at 11 a.m. and last until about 6 p.m. (with breaks).
Our facilitator is Clifford Schwartz, a retired Berkeley City College instructor who leads a popular monthly reading of Shakespeare's plays in the East Bay. In October, Clifford led a reading of Henry V at Stanford that was well received.
We rotate parts among ourselves so everyone gets a chance to read. No acting experience or familiarity with Shakespeare is required. Some extra copies of Macbeth will be available to borrow; any edition of the text is fine.
Participants at October's event found that reading the entire play aloud greatly aided their understanding of the text. Others who attend Clifford's events cite a long-held desire to act or simply a wish to spend time with Shakespeare and good company.