Posts Tagged ‘King Lear’

From the 15th century Findern manuscript.

From the 15th century Findern manuscript.

 

King Lear, Renaissance Theatre Company 1994, Kenneth Brannagh as Edmund

King Lear, directed by Trevor Nunn, PBS, 2008, Philip Winchester

King Lear in Zaatari

In 1810, critic Charles Lamb claimed that “Lear is essentially impossible to be represented on a stage” (‘On the Tragedies of Shakespeare’).

We’re taking Lamb’s statement as a challenge.

Shakespeare’s King Lear is about the inexpressible. What can a child say to an unruly parent? What can a king say once he’s given away his crown? What can we say once we’ve seen “unaccommodated man” (KL 3.4.105)? King Lear is an apocalypse of language, the final revelation of the parent who holds the speechless body of his dead child: “Look there! Look there!” (KL 5.3.309). Come. See.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
The Ferguson Theatre
7:30 pm (pre-show music at 7:00 pm)

Free admission

(Despite the Georgia State game on Nov 18th, parking on campus will not be an issue.)

Lear…………………………..Steve Burch

Goneril……………………….Deborah Parker

Regan…………………………Amy Handra

Cordelia/Fool……………….Regan Stevens

Albany…………………………David Ainsworth

Cornwall………………………Mark Hughes Cobb

Gloucester……………………Charles Prosser

Edmund……………………….Derrick Williams

Edgar…………………………..Peyton Conley

Kent…………………………….Matt Lewis

Oswald…………………………Wescott Youngson

France/Ensemble…………..Cooper Kennard

Burgundy/Ensemble……….Jerrell Bowden

Drums…………………………..Laurie Arizumi

Director………………………..Nic Helms

Assistant Director…………..Whitney Graham