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"Fairest Creatures 2020: The Sonnets of William Shakespeare" -- Our FIFTH YEAR!
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Hosted by Burning Coal Theatre & Produced by Pequod Productions & Burning Coal Theatre
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READERS WANTED! -- Join us as we, once again, celebrate The Bard's Birthday with a reading of his sonnets.
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Just like our previous years, we are hoping to get 154 readers (one per sonnet).
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However, the best we have done so far is 146 readers. Therefore, please let us know if you would be willing to read a second (or more).
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Email us at :
fairestcreatures0423@gmail.com
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Give us your name and EITHER specify a particular sonnet OR specify a date/time that you would like to read, and WE will pick one for you.
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Naturally, all readers (and non-readers) are invited to have a seat and listen to as many sonnets as you feel inclined to hear. So plan to come both nights and to stay the entire time.
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* * * Peruse sonnets here (to pick yours):
http://www.shakespeares-sonnets.com/sonnet/index.php
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* * * Need a modern paraphrase to help prepare?:
http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/sonnets/
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* * * Be aware, also: YouTube has penty of recordings of most of the sonnets (in case you feel inclined to listen to someone else as part of your preparation).
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We will present readings of all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets.
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To see our archive of past years' productions, visit these links:
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2016
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MOIv9Q_aiNihq_ep_mEK304GEat-UUk0fTsFP_N0DWg/edit#slide=id.p
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2017
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1o9jr9QFEjgZ4i-aJZRTUbuFMHmRCmI6PfUWYALzSqOk/edit#slide=id.p
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2018
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1F0Oy2cGsw0yU_ewTKtiszBHPbLmWcpu3Wv9GCPArynY/edit#slide=id.p
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2019
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kVHkUplVJRIQBS9TH2adxoTPG-Gz0Fxbqc2pqCQ_HCE/edit#slide=id.p
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Master Index of past celebrations (including links to videos:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13_dzmWCUTBpUZ5jfDwZue-ZXd60tvWDjb8e9PHh-6s8/edit#gid=1006635481
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We will be doing the sonnets on two evenings at BURNING COAL THEATRE - 224 Polk Street, Raleigh NC
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Dates: Sunday, 4/19/20 & Monday 4/20/20
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Sunday night we will read 1-77.
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-- 7:00 pm -- Sonnets 1-25 (readers will need to arrive no later than 6:45)
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-- 8:00 pm -- Sonnets 26-50 (readers will need to arrive no later than 7:45)
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-- 9:00 pm -- Sonnets 51-77 (readers will need to arrive no later than 8:45)
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Monday night we will read 78-154.
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-- 7:00 pm -- Sonnets 78-102 (readers will need to arrive no later than 6:45)
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-- 8:00 pm -- Sonnets 103-127 (readers will need to arrive no later than 7:45)
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-- 9:00 pm -- Sonnets 128-154 (readers will need to arrive no later than 8:45)
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Brief "testimonials" from particicants:
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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1F0Oy2cGsw0yU_ewTKtiszBHPbLmWcpu3Wv9GCPArynY/edit#slide=id.g1dde3fb41a_0_0
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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1o9jr9QFEjgZ4i-aJZRTUbuFMHmRCmI6PfUWYALzSqOk/edit#slide=id.g1dde3fb41a_0_0
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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MOIv9Q_aiNihq_ep_mEK304GEat-UUk0fTsFP_N0DWg/edit#slide=id.g13089a716f_0_0
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At this point, we are taking reservations for preferred sonnets.
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On the "Assigned" tab, you can see which sonnets have been reserved.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BtlY_5rWiILXZqBS00FUxRRQa9A2My7gCCTXAyk7Eb0/edit#gid=896992657
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If you wish to "call dibs" on one, email us at
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fairestcreatures0423@gmail.com
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Be sure to give your name!
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Listeners wanted! -- how to listen: simply showup -- either night or both.
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NOTE: To avoid confusion (and limit errors), only Pequod administrators can edit these sheets.
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