Lear wishes to step down from his long rule as King of ancient Britain. In so doing, the aging ruler succumbs to his own pride, which blinds him to the truth.Poor judgment hurtles Lear into a psychological storm of cataclysmic proportions, while nature rages about him, pushing him to the brink of sanity. GRSF’s namesake playwright at the height of his power brings to bear issues of love, loyalty, cruelty, and redemption.
GRSF tackles Shakespeare’s great tragedy with Jonathan Gillard Daly in the title role. James Edmondson, Associate Artist at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival directs.
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