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Shakespeare Reading: Two Noble Kinsmen


November 22, 2014

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On select Staurdays at Epiphany, the Instant Shakespeare Company will be holding readings of Shakespeare plays performed by professional actors. Great for Shakespeare enthusiasts and new comers alike.

Play Description:
 An adaptation of Chaucer's Knight's Tale. In this story, the two kinsmen are Palamon and Arcite; they are captured while fighting for Thebes against Athens. While imprisoned, the two cousins find themselves attracted to Emilia, who is the sister of Hippolyta, wife of Theseus. Their professed "eternal friendship" takes a beating as the two vow to woo her.

The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for Everyone! The company organizes annual readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays using original Folio & Quarto texts.This is the Instant Shakespeare’s 15th Season. For more information on the company find us on Facebook or check out our website at if you wish to be on our mailing list, email us at

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