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'The Anguish of King Lear'

'The Anguish of King Lear'

On Wednesday the 20th of January, ten English students from the Radley 6th form went to Blackwell's Bookshop in Oxford to listen to a talk on Shakespeare's 'King Lear'.  The talk took place in the Norrington Room at Blackwell's in celebration of Creation Theatre's plan to stage a performance of 'King Lear' in that very room. Four accomplished panellists were seated in front of a small audience to discuss the play, arguably one of the most complex works of Shakespeare, and to address aspects of the play which they found most interesting and relevant to their research.

Blackwell’s Oxford were joined by Jonathan Croall, author of ‘Performing Lear’, Lucy Askew, Creation Theatre’s Chief Executive, and Simon Palfrey, the author of many books and a specialist in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature, to analyse 'The anguish of King Lear' and other pertinent questions concerning Shakespeare's masterpiece. 

Not only was this of great use to many of the boys on the trip who are studying 'King Lear' as part of the A-Level course, but also the discussion-based talk allowed boys to inquire into parts of Shakespeare's work which they find most interesting.  

Report by Oliver Donaldson, F Social 6.1

 

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