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Posted on: July 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] New Shakespeare Allowed Group at Linebaugh beginning July 7

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Love Shakespeare? Join the Rutherford County Shakespeare Allowed group at Linebaugh Public Library and read through all his works!  On the third Saturday of each month, we will gather to read one of the works of William Shakespeare.  No need to commit to the whole canon, but if you’ve ever wanted to say, “Yeah, I’ve read all of Shakespeare’s plays," this is the perfect opportunity to achieve that lofty goal!

How it works:

We meet at 11:50am. Readers will need to bring their own copy of the work or borrow a copy from the library. Whoever wants to read out loud can choose to sit at the table. There will be additional seating available for anyone who wants to read along silently. (Although we might ask you to pipe in for crowd scenes!) The reading starts at 12:00 pm. We will take a 15-minute break in the middle of each play. During the break, anyone outside of the circle who would like a turn to read out loud may pull up a chair. Some copies of the play will be available, but please bring your own if possible.

Everyone's welcome!

Readings will always be free and open to the public. Hearing these plays read aloud will give you more insight into the depth of Shakespeare’s works.

We welcome all voices, all dialects! This is intended to be a fun time, so bring your sense of humor.

For those who want to read through the entire canon in half the time, our program runs in association with The Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Shakespeare Allowed! series, which runs the first Saturday of every month at The Nashville Public Library beginning July 7th with the first of Shakespeare's plays, Henry VI, Part I."

Our first play will be “As You Like It”, followed by “Julius Ceasar” on August 18, 2018.

Each reading takes approximately 3 hours. Find out more at or look for us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Smyrna Public Library is located at 400 Enon Springs Rd. West in Smyrna. Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library is located at 317 Hwy 99E in Eagleville. MGL Library is located inside Patterson Park Community Center at 521 Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro. Explore, Imagine, Engage through RCLS. For more information, call 615-893-4131 or visit

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