Saturday, April 25, 2015

May 29 -- King Lear by Shakespeare

Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: May 29, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
We will discuss the play King Lear by William Shakespeare.

King Lear is being performed this summer in the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival in Southmoreland Park, June 16 to July 5, 2015. Our discussion will prepare you to better enjoy the performance in the park. 

The following description is from Wikipedia:
King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare in which the titular character descends into madness after disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all.  Based on the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king, the play has been widely adapted for the stage and motions pictures, with the title role coveted by many of the world's most accomplished actors.

2 comments:

LKS said...

June and I would really like to attend the discussion about King Lear, but our daughter and seven-year-old grandson from Arizona are coming to visit us beginning tomorrow, and we will probably be doing things with them Friday evening and miss Great Books KC. -- Leroy and June

Clif Hostetler said...

Ten people met on May 29 to discuss King Lear by Shakespeare. Those in attendance included Tim Thurman, Marty Hatton, Don Pepper, Bernard Norcott/Mahany, Jan Carter, Tom Brown, Ed Doering, David Lindberg, Karen Hostetler and Clif Hostetler.