King Lear

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How do we respond and who do we become when we are tested by enormous change? King Lear is facing the end of his reign, his third and favorite daughter is leaving him for marriage, and his closest advisers are challenging his decisions. In this brutal, profound and mythic play, plots are devised, parents are pitted against children, and disguise becomes a means of forestalling ruin. King Lear contain some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful and compelling language, exploring what it means to be human, what it means to love, and how we learn to become better, loving beings.

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It’s heartening to see a production of Shakespeare that puts the language front and center, that has faith in the story. The simplicity of staging, design and acting makes us tune into every word, so that the themes of the play become more palpable. The repetition of “nothing,” “naught,” “sight,” and “eyes” are key to the fundamental psychological struggles at the core of this drama — the fear of departing this life without leaving anything or anyone behind, and, perhaps worse, of moving through this world blind to the truth. The Harold Clurman Theatre Laboratory Company plays King Lear with a refreshing lucidity that makes the play’s existential crisis all the more impactful. - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Taylor Kass - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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It’s heartening to see a production of Shakespeare that puts the language front and center, that has faith in the story. The simplicity of staging, design and acting makes us tune into every word, so that the themes of the play become more palpable. The repetition of “nothing,” “naught,” “sight,” and “eyes” are key to the fundamental psychological struggles at the core of this drama — the fear of departing this life without leaving anything or anyone behind, and, perhaps worse, of moving through this world blind to the truth. The Harold Clurman Theatre Laboratory Company plays King Lear with a refreshing lucidity that makes the play’s existential crisis all the more impactful. - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Taylor Kass - Stage Raw - ...read full review