By William Shakespeare
Directed by Peter Moore
Student Matinees Oct 30, 31, Nov 6 & 7, 2012
Midmorning Matinees- Call for times
Recommended Grade Level: 10-12
Suggested Areas of Study and Discussion: Shakespeare, Verse Plays, Tragedy, The Tragic Hero, Tragic Flaw, Catharsis, Conscience, Power, Familial Relationships, Loyalty, Guilt
Study Guide: Includes activities that align with the Common Core Curriculum
Setting: Urban America 20th Century
The Story: Lear is a powerful patriarch who is nearing the end of his life. As he faces his mortality, he gathers his daughters to divide his kingdom and wealth among them. To determine their shares, he devises a test—a test of love that backfires and leads him to betray those most loyal to him. Your students will enjoy mining the text of one of the greatest of Shakespeare's tragedies. How can we know who really cares about us? How can we be sure those who claim to be are true? The tumultuous emotions experienced when the bonds, manipulations, and fears of familial love and power are explored will prompt rigorous discussion of this rich text.
Announcing our New Shakespeare Access Program
½ price ($7) tickets available for King Lear for students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.*
*US Department of Education statistics for your school will be used to determine the % of tickets that will be ½ price.