Theater

School Performance: King Lear

 
Grades 9—12
Schools only
 
Tue, Feb 4, 2014
  • 11:30AM
 
LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: 3hrs 30min (includes Q&A)
GENERAL ADMISSION:  $14
 
 
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Written by William Shakespeare
Chichester Festival Theatre
Directed by Angus Jackson

Take away the crowns and swords, and the themes of King Lear are universal: communication failure, family feuds, the pain of betrayal, and the inevitability of aging. This classic tale of a kingdom divided storms the BAM Harvey Theater in a new production directed by Angus Jackson, one of the UK’s most promising directors. Featuring the brilliant Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon) in the title role, this story of an aging monarch’s descent into madness exposes the complex brutality and miraculous clarity of Shakespeare’s language.

Leadership support for BAM’s Shakespeare Education programs provided by:

Betsy and Ed Cohen, and The Corinthian Foundation

 
 
 
 
 

In-School Activity

Shakespeare invented 1,700 of the words we use today, yet language often fails the characters of King Lear. Identify at least two instances in which sound or silence take the place of words in this play, and discuss the greater significance of these moments.

COMMON CORE CONNECTION: RL.9-12.5

 
 

Study Guide

BAM study guides make Common Core State Standard connections clear and simple for every production and screening, providing specially-tailored teaching tools and lesson plans.

 
 

Preshow Workshop

BAM teaching artists visit your classroom for an engaging, interactive workshop, providing your students with invaluable information to deepen their understanding and experience of the performance or screening.

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