Alternate Title School-Time Performance: Shakespeare at 450: King Lear
Production Language English
Country of Origin England, United Kingdom
Description Grades 9-12. 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, 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 passion of Shakespeare's language. Included with ticket: pre- and post-show classroom workshops with a BAM teaching artist, study guide, post-show discussion and Q&A.