Shakespeare Reading Series 2024

Read Love’s Labour’s Lost at Hattie’s Hat June 2nd


“Love is a familiar; Love is a devil: there is no evil angel but Love. 

Yet was Samson so tempted, and he had an excellent strength;

yet was Solomon so seduced, and he had a very good wit.

Cupid’s butt-shaft is too hard for Hercules’ club;

and therefore too much odds for a Spaniard’s rapier.

The first and second cause will not serve my turn;

the passado he respects not, the duello he regards not:

his disgrace is to be called boy; but his glory is to subdue men. 

Adieu, valour! rust rapier! be still, drum! for your manager is in love; yea, he loveth. 

Assist me, some extemporal god of rhyme, for I am sure I shall turn sonnet.

Devise, wit; write, pen; for I am for whole volumes in folio.

Don Adriano de Armado, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act I, Scene 2


Thank you for joining us at the May reading of Henry VI, part 1. Our reading series continues at the fabulous Hattie’s Hat the first Sunday of June with Love’s Labour’s Lost!

Join us at Hattie’s Hat in Ballard Sunday, June 2nd for a FREE informal reading.

You can participate and read along or just sit back with a drink and listen.

What: Reading of Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare

        When: 6pm Sunday June 2nd

        Where: Hattie’s Hat in Ballard

Bring a copy of the script if you have one, we will have a few to loan at the event.

Come join us to eat, drink, be merry, and read some Shakespeare together!

Henry VI, part 1 Reading at Hattie’s Hat, May 5, 2024