Friday, September 12, 2014

Jacquelyn's post on David Tse

In the adaptation I found called Lear's Daughters, the show takes an entirely new perspective on King Lear. It focuses on the three daughters' lives before the onset of the play. With the fool acting as narrator as well as his own character, he addresses the audience directly. Each daughter in turn will talk about different experiences unique to them and through that give insight into life behind the scenes at Lear's castle. With implications of affairs and a habitually absent Lear as father, this adaptation forces the focus onto the relationships between the three sisters in hopes of explaining their dynamics within Shakespeare's play. I didn't get to watch all of it but the part I did see seemed witty and very interesting.

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