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Lear from Folger Theatre
and The Classical Theatre of Harlem
Today we are
revisiting Shakespeare’s play King Lear, in a world
premiere production debuted by Folger Theatre and The
Classical Theatre of Harlem.
The Folger Shakespeare
describes King Lear as a play that challenges us with the
magnitude, intensity, and sheer duration of the pain that it
represents. The play talks about families struggling between greed
and cruelty, on the one hand, and support and consolation, on the
other. We are also exposed to old age portrayed in all its
As Ty Jones,
who played Edmund in the production and is the Producing Artistic
Director of The Classical Theatre of Harlem, says in his
introduction to this selection, “emotions are extreme.”
In the scene shared today, Lear, played here by André DeShields,
rages against nature and the coming storm.
We hope you enjoy
this and other ENCORES to come. Keep an eye on your inbox as we
continue to share our favorite moments from the Folger stage.
Gather your team and put on your thinking caps. Join us on Saturday, April 23 at 4pm ET to celebrate the Bard’s Birthday with a Virtual Trivia Game.
This fast-paced, multi-round quiz will cover everything from
general knowledge to pop culture. With ticket-giveaways, exclusive
content from the Folger, and sneak-peaks at this summer’s
production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this is a fun-filled afternoon that you won’t want
More birthday fun? Celebrate all
weekend long by sharing your own creations on social
media using the hashtag #ShareYourShakespeare.