(25 May 2021) Online Shakespeare Demystified: KING LEAR
This year, 2021 marks KL Shakespeare Players’ 10th anniversary. The pandemic will not stop us from presenting our annual offering of a Shakespeare play, albeit online.
What distinguishes this production from most online shows:
- It is done live. The actors are performing in real time--although in different venues--while the audience is watching.
- The actors and the audience are sharing the same (virtual) space: ZOOM. They can see and speak to each other as in any live in-person show in a theatre.
- The show is interactive. We have moments when we invite the audience to come onto the virtual stage, to discuss and comment on what they see.
Still keeping to the format of our Shakespeare Demystified series, we will present canonical scenes and speeches from the play in the original text, all knit together by narration in contemporary English. The audience without any prior knowledge of the play or even Shakespeare will, at the end of the show, know the main plot, key characters and important themes. While those who know the play will find this a refreshing way of bringing Shakespeare online.
King Lear, the aging ruler of England, divides his kingdom among his three daughters. He does so through a frivolous test, but the outcome catches him off guard. From there, his life spirals downhill.
Meanwhile, Edmund, an ambitious young man, and bastard son of Gloucester, does everything he can to become the next king of England. Everything seems to work in his favour.
How will the play end when these lives eventually cross paths?
Producer: KL Shakespeare Players
Director: Lim Kien Lee
Featuring: Lim Soon Heng
Technical Manager: Lim Kien Lee
Ticketing: Josephine Mendoza
Interen: Darren Ang
Visit www.klshakespeare.com.my, or our facebook @shakespearedemystified for more details
Tel: +6011 2327 7378
- The event description was updated. Diff#1004782 2021-05-11 14:22:18