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    The Tragic Story of King Lear

    Presented by at CCAE - Blacksmith House

    June 11 - June 13, 2010


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    The Tragic Story of King Lear

    The dramatic engine that drives Shakespeare’s King Lear revs up with a roar at the end of the first scene: The aging King of Britain entices his three daughters to profess their love for him, in exchange for a third of his kingdom. The two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, willingly and greedily praise him beyond belief. But what of Cordelia, his youngest?

    Lear: What can you say to draw a third more opulent of my kingdom than...

    The dramatic engine that drives Shakespeare’s King Lear revs up with a roar at the end of the first scene: The aging King of Britain entices his three daughters to profess their love for him, in exchange for a third of his kingdom. The two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, willingly and greedily praise him beyond belief. But what of Cordelia, his youngest?

    Lear: What can you say to draw a third more opulent of my kingdom than your sisters? Speak.

    Cordelia: Nothing my lord.

    Lear: Nothing?

    Cordelia: Nothing.

    Lear: Nothing will come of nothing. Speak again.

    (A few lines later) Lear: So young and so untender.

    Cordelia: So young my lord and true.

    Lear, in a rage, banishes her — and the tragedy ensues. We are excited to present a creative and unusual rendition of King Lear, played out by the students of CCAE’s advanced acting classes along with other talented Boston actors. This ambitious project is under the guidance and direction of our own Stan Edelson, who has taught acting classes at the Cambridge Center for over 50 years — and who will be playing the title role.


    CCAE - Blacksmith House

    56 Brattle Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Admission Info:

    $10


    General Day and Time Info:

    8:00 pm


    phone: 617-547-6789


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