Vengeance, Plague, Death, Confusion
The Play will be King Lear. This is a work of complex characters, powerful emotions and some cruelty. Our work will use the script of King Lear throughout the three days, with discussion and workshop acting, interspersing this with scenes from more recent playwrights. Some of these have chosen to write on homelessness, those outside society in other ways, power-play and family break-up. I hope to bring in some scenes that use comedy to make their point. Unremitting tragedy is not my scene! There will be a balance between discussion/argument and performance. Students should make themselves familiar with Lear before the course.
Suitable for all