Shakespeare at Winedale

King Lear performed by the Shakespeare at Winedale Summer Class

Sun, August 13, 2017 | Winedale Historical Center

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Shakespeare at Winedale’s 2017 Summer Class takes the stage this July with performances of Shakespeare’s As You Like ItAntony and Cleopatra, and King Lear.

“This will be an epic season for Shakespeare at Winedale,” said program director James Loehlin, Shakespeare at Winedale Regents Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor. “We are performing three of Shakespeare’s very greatest plays.  As You Like It is the perfect Winedale comedy, with its atmosphere of pastoral and celebration.  King Lear, a soul-shaking tragedy, is perhaps Shakespeare’s highest achievement.  And Antony and Cleopatra is an epic romance filled with soaring poetry and world-changing events."

King Lear is a tragedy exposing the fragility of loyalty and familial bonds. The aging King Lear imprudently decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, declaring that whoever gives the most ardent proclamation of love for him shall receive the greatest share of the kingdom. This thoughtless gesture propels Lear's world into a brutal spiral of betrayals, madness, and epic conflict. The frailty of humankind is revealed, and the necessity of unwavering love is laid bare.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff. Patrons can purchase tickets online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website, or by calling (512) 471-4726.

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