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King Lear

 
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US PREMIERE
 
Apr 7—Apr 29, 2018
 
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RUN TIME: 3hr 19min with intermission
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Royal Shakespeare Company
By William Shakespeare

“Doran’s production is both meticulous and majestic.”
—Vulture
“[Sher]’s humor and consummate ease with Shakespeare’s language…make this production a must-see”
—Theatermania
“[A] magnetic performance…A rising star in Britain, Mr. Essiedu brings to the role [of Edmund] a cold deliberateness, a chillingly vacant stare.”
—The New York Times

There are Shakespeare kings, and then there is Lear—rain-raving madman, dad with daughter issues, and a role that actors wait a lifetime to play. In this bold offering from RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and the Royal Shakespeare Company (King and Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings, 2016 Winter/Spring), inimitable Olivier Award-winning actor Sir Antony Sher (Falstaff in Henry IV, Parts I & II, 2016 Winter/Spring) rises to that teetering throne, giving a career-defining performance as the all-too-trusting monarch in the twilight of his sanity. Beneath a pagan sun that gives way to a bleak winter, Sher’s Lear growls, inhabiting the self-searching conscience of a king who—after unwisely divesting his lands to the wrong people—causes heads to roll.

Directed by Gregory Doran
Set design by Niki Turner
Lighting design by Tim Mitchell
Music by Ilona Sekacz
Sound design by Jonathan Ruddick
Movement by Michael Ashcroft
Fights by Bret Yount

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Casting Notice 
Seeking Brooklyn residents for community chorus 
 
Casting Workshops Sat, Mar 3
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Company members lead a behind-the-scenes look at translating Shakespeare’s text from the rehearsal room to the stage, including the rehearsal of an ensemble scene from King Lear.

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Inside the Storm: An open workshop with the RSC
Thu, Apr 26, 2018
 

Royal Shakespeare Company Assistant Director Anna Girvan leads this hands-on workshop in the mechanics of the famous storm scene from this season’s presentation of King Lear.

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018
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Mix and mingle with fellow BAM members over drinks.

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