Royal Shakespeare Company
Young People's Shakespeare
King Lear by William Shakespeare
Edited and Directed by Tim Crouch
Roy Bowen Theatre
October 31 at 7:30PM
November 1 at 7:30PM
November 2 at 7:30PM
November 4 at 1:00PM and 5:00PM
November 8 at 7:30PM
November 9 at 7:30PM
November 10 at 10:00AM and 2:00PM
A royal family gathers for Christmas. The father broadcasts his seasonal message: he's giving up work and dividing his kingdom. With this misjudged act the natural order is upturned and the scene is set for a story of family break-up, homelessness and heartbreak.
In this new edited version, King Lear is brought vibrantly to life for schools, families and younger audiences. Stripped down to 75 minutes, the production is a thrilling and accessible introduction to one of the greatest plays ever written. Each public performance is followed by a 20 minute question and answer session with the actors.
This event is possible as a result of the ongoing collaboration between The Ohio State University and the Royal Shakespeare Company.