Category Archives: King Lear Today

Conferring them on younger strengths

I would be a terrible dramaturg if I didn’t post about Pope Benedict XVI’s groundbreaking decision to retire (we even talked about it briefly in class today). Its impact on the public’s perception of leadership, politics, and in this case, religion, … Continue reading

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O, sir, you are old

I first read about Olivia Neaubauer two weeks ago, but other, more urgent dramaturgical tidbits kept getting me distracted from actually blogging about it. Strangely enough though, the delay worked out somewhat beautifully, because another Lear-related news story cropped up … Continue reading

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Where learned you this, fool?

Now that I’m settled in for my final undergraduate semester, I decided to reflect once more on all my England adventure. I have lots of material to sift through — seven King Lear recordings, at least 10 prompt books, pages … Continue reading

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Had he a hand to write this?

My two weeks in England was something of a theater marathon. My mornings and afternoons were spent in a library or on some kind of tour. My evenings (beginning around 4 p.m. because I was so nervous about being late) … Continue reading

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What paper were you reading?

Stuff people at a Shakespeare festival say, a video my professor showed our Shakespeare Now class as a reprieve from our 20 page final papers: Funny thing about prompt books for old productions: They’re chock full of stuff people at … Continue reading

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Let’s see, let’s see

I didn’t imagine that my visit to the Tate Modern would provide me with so much material. Much of the artwork, abstract or surrealist, asked some profound and difficult question that related to the questions with which Lear is faced. … Continue reading

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The wheel has come full circle

As much as I wanted to immedietely post all of my magical Globe findings on day one, I’m glad technological difficulties forced me to postpone this entry. I needed to revisit the exhibition this morning because my first tour  was … Continue reading

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