DATE: July, 2015
TIME: 10:00-6:00
King Lear
Masterclass: Aggression and Imagination July, 2015
“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
To have a thankless child!”


Workshop 1 – 12th July

First read through and discussions.

Topics explored included:

Lear’s Journey
Lear’s Madness – modern interpretation
Doubling (Cordelia and the Fool?)
Kent – where are the Kents?
Albion – the setting?
Edmund – Ladies Man
Goneril and Regan
Duty to the elderly
The Fool
The Gods

Workshop 2 – 26th July

 Masterclass: “See better Lear” – Tobias Deacon

An exploration of character and aggression in and around the text. Employing techniques based on resistance, imagination and the subconscious. Lear is a play full of complex individuals, extreme acts and an unspoken history; this is a chance to get to know them better.


“I have a journey, sir, shortly to go.
My master calls me. I must not say no.”
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