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11:19 pm
Thu July 12, 2007

7/16/07: King Lear

Salt Lake City, UT – King Lear is considered one of William Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. If you head to the Utah Shakespearean Festival this season, you'll see a very different version of the play than what audiences enjoyed in the 17th century though. Naham Tate was poet laureate of England, and in 1681 he rewrote King Lear to have a happy ending with both the king and his faithful daughter surviving. Monday, we're talking with scholar Jeffrey Kahan, with actor Dan Kremer and director JR Sullivan about the enduring themes of King Lear and about it's 400 year history.

  • Visit the Utah Shakespearean Festival for a schedule of this summers events. This season includes: Twelfth Night, Coriolanus, King Lear, Candida, Lend Me a Tenor and The Matchmaker.

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