King Lear at the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Online
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Enjoy this free live virtual production of King Lear via You Tube.
Composed during a period of deadly plague, a play concerned with national turmoil, cutthroat politics and fallible leadership feels uncannily suited to the current moment. King Lear will feature actor Jessica Powell* in the titular role, a white matriarch presiding over a multiracial family.
The Tragedy of King Lear is the story of a nation disrupted by a vain and aging leader who divides the kingdom among her daughters and renounces political responsibility without also renouncing power. The result is family dysfunction, political strife, and a murky stage upon which few are who they purport to be. The play was composed in 1606 as Shakespeare sheltered from a deadly plague ravaging London.