Young People's Shakespeare School Matinees: King Lear
Royal Shakespeare Company
Young People's Shakespeare
King Lear by William Shakespeare
Edited and Directed by Tim Crouch
Roy Bowen Theatre
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.
October 31 at 9:30AM, done by 11:45AM
November 1 at 10:00AM, done by 12:15PM
November 2 at 10:00AM, done by 12:15PM
November 6 at 10:00AM, done by 12:15PM
November 7 at 10:00AM, done by 12:15PM
November 8 at 10:00AM, done by 12:15PM
November 9 at 10:00AM, done by 12:15PM
King Lear will be performed in the Roy Bowen Theatre in the Drake Performance & Event Center. Seating is limited to 250 per performance.
The performance of King Lear is 75 minutes. Each performance is followed by a short break (for the actors) and a 45 minute workshop with the actors.
To reserve a place for a matinee performance, please email Rachel Barnes, OSU Department of Theatre Box Office Manager, at email@example.com. Please include the following information:
The best way to contact you (email, cell phone, school phone, etc.)
The number of students you wish to bring (approximate)
The number of teachers/chaperones you wish to bring (limit of 1 per 10 students)
The grades of the students you wish to bring
Your FIRST, SECOND and THIRD preference for the matinee performance.
If you wish to bring more than 250 students or you wish to bring multiple groups on different days, please indicate #4, #5, #6 and #7 for EACH GROUP you wish to bring.
Please note, priority for booking a matinee performance will be given to anyone who books a matinee performance AND participates in the RSC Professional Development Day for Teacher. Please visit theatre.osu.edu/LearPD for more information on this opportunity.
You will receive a confirmation and specific details from Rachel. If you have any questions, Rachel can be reached at 614-292-7258.
This event is possible as a result of the ongoing collaboration between The Ohio State University and the Royal Shakespeare Company.