Shakespeare: King Lear
Wednesday 4.30pm Age 9 to 12. 2 weeks left, hence £15
- 15 British pounds£15
Shakespeare: King Lear King Lear is a tragedy based on the mythological history of a pre-Roman, Celtic king of Britain. Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he bequeaths his kingdom to the two daughters who flatter him, but banishes the third one who loves him. He soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power that had defined him, and descends into madness. His banished daughter returns with an army, but they lose the battle, and Lear, all his daughters, and more, die. This is a bleak and ruthless tragedy that tears down the powerful, proud and privileged, and upends the old proverb that ‘Fortune favours fools’. “When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.” These practical and playful sessions explore Shakespeare’s timeless works. Running the gamut of human experience from tragic to comic, you’ll get to perform speeches and scenes, explore stories and history, and discuss the profound questions posed by a writer who might just be both the greatest and most popular of all time. Sessions are taught by professional actor Charlie Sturgeon, 2018 MA Acting (Classical) graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, leading man of the Australian Shakespeare Company 2013-17 and of course host of our own improv and chatterbox courses.
Classes or Courses can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the start time. We cannot refund for missed individual sessions within a course. Classes or courses cancelled by P4HE or GIFT will be refunded as soon as practically possible.