In Context: King Lear

The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to BAM Apr 7—29 with This specific unforgettable rendition of King Lear, starring Sir Antony Sher as the addled patriarch whose reign gives way to ruin.

Context will be everything, so get even closer to the production with This specific curated selection of related articles along with videos. After you’ve attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting inside the comments below along with on social media using #RSCKingLear.

Program Notes


King Lear (PDF)

Read

Article
Playing Lear (BAM blog)
Read excerpts through Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries, Sher’s fresh book about the all-encompassing process of inhabiting the character of Lear.

Article
Behind the Scenes with the Queen of Crowns (BAM blog)
The RSC’s senior milliner explains everything of which goes into the creation of their crowns, through laser cutting along with soldering to wig considerations along with magnetized bramble twigs.

Archival Collection
The Royal Shakespeare Company at BAM (Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive)
Browse This specific collection in our fresh digital archive for photographs, production history, along with ephemera through the RSC’s many BAM appearances over time.

Article
Behind ‘King Lear’: The History Revealed (The fresh York Review of Books)
A look at James Shapiro’s “wonderfully illuminating” The Year of Lear, published in 2015.


Watch & Listen


Video
Royal Shakespeare Company: King Lear Synopsis (YouTube)
Assistant Director Anna Girvan recaps the story of King Lear along with his daughters.

Audio
King Lear: Music along with Speeches (iTunes)
Listen to music along with speeches through the production.

currently your turn…


How did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what’s on your mind inside the comments below along with on social media using #RSCKingLear.

In Context: King Lear

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