Review On King Lear


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Taylor Kass

Non-Registered Critics


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