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Category Archives: King Lear

Work session, 6/16/10

present: Dale, Scott, Jeff A. It’s been a while since this blog has been updated with any work we’ve done, even though we’ve been working a little during the winter and spring. Tonight, however, we dug back in in earnest. One night in May, we met in Dale’s backyard, where he revealed his scathingly brilliant […]

King Lear, II.1

the Earl of Gloucester’s castle Edmund Curan Edgar Gloucester Cornwall Regan attendants Discuss.

Lear, 3/24/10

present: Dale, Jeff B., Scott, Jeff A. Spencer We started by looking at III.7, the “eye” scene. How does one tackle such a scene? As Jeff said, nothing any of us have done in theatre has been this depraved. And then, not to get too Monty Python about it, how the hell do you pull […]

Lear, 3/17/10

present: Jeff B., Scott, Dale After our warmup, we started exploring Act I. Dale started with Kent’s I.4 opener, and we discussed ways in which a) Kent could “disguise” himself, and b) we could make sure the audience realized it was Kent to begin with. During one pass through the first part of the scene, […]

King Lear, I.5

a court before [Albany’s palace] Lear Kent Fool Discuss.

Lear, 3/3/10

present: Dale, Jeff B., Scott We warmed up via the Vocal Sequence. We read through Act I, switching off roles, although the role of Lear kept getting shoved onto Dale. Not a lot of discussion or in-depth exploration. We did start discovering the dark humor sown here and yond in the script. We’re doing this, […]

King Lear, I.4

a hall in [Albany’s palace] Kent, in disguise Lear Oswald Fool Goneril Albany asst. attendants/lords/knights Discuss.

King Lear, I.3

a room in the Duke of Albany’s palace Goneril Oswald

King Lear, I.2

Gloucester’s castle Edmund Gloucester Edgar Discuss.

King Lear, I.1

throne room in Lear’s palace Kent Gloucester Edmund Lear Cornwall Albany Goneril Regan Cordelia France Burgundy You know the drill: read and discuss.