King Lear: The 30-Minute Shakespeare renders six powerful scenes from this enduring tragedy. Starting with Lear’s banishment of Cordelia, the plot advances irresistibly, featuring scenes of brother Edmund’s villainous plotting and the Fool’s witty, weighty wordplay.
The action climaxes with the storm on the heath, where Lear and Poor Tom rail in exquisite madness. The abridgement concludes with moving scenes of Cordelia’s tender reconciliation with King Lear and their heart-rending demise.
The edition includes helpful advice by Nick Newlin on how to put on a Shakespeare production in a high school class with novice actors, as well as tips for performing the specific play and recommendations for further resources.
About the Author
Nick Newlin: Nick Newlin has performed a juggling and variety act for international audiences for 23 years. Since 1996, he has conducted an annual Play Directing residency affiliated with the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Nick has a BA from Harvard University with Honors 1982 and an MA in Theater from The University of Maryland with an emphasis on Play Directing.
Date of Death:2018
Place of Birth:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Place of Death:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom