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“Tazza” sounds like it could be the name of a character in Two Gentlemen of Verona, so perhaps it’s not odd that the Clark Street location of this shop has become the venue for a weekly reading of Shakespeare. Eagle writer Mary Frost was present for Julius Caesar last week, and found out how this came to be.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: The event started with just two men and a book. “I know Shakespeare pretty well,” [Perry] Cohen said. “I’m not going to say we went to school together . . . Mark [Golby] wanted to read Shakespeare, so we decided to meet here and read. We were working on Hamlet, and we invited people at other tables to read. We were surprised at the response we got — actually shocked and dismayed. Actually, it was very beautiful. A lot of people were taken by it.”

The group meets on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Next week, they’re doing Richard III. So, if you’re ready to give your kingdom for a horse, be there.

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  • Karl Junkersfeld

    I know Mark and Perry and these guys have been dedicating themselves to Shakespeare for awhile now. I must admit, they even managed to get me to listen to a verse or two. Nice to see them get some recognition for their efforts.

  • David Fuller

    If you like Shakespeare, please stay tuned! “Romeo & Juliet” is coming to the Heights and Broolyn Bridge Park this July!

  • Princess

    Ooooh. Fellow Bard geeks! Flame on! Check out for upcoming Bard at Saint Charles and Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer. Also auditions for Romeo & Juliet first week of June (Equity and non Equity actors seen) listed now at and