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Queen Lear

The aged Queen Lear wishes to divide her kingdom between her three children. The one who loves her the most will receive the largest slice. Her eldest daughters play along; declaring their boundless love for their mother, but her young son refuses to join in the game. In a rage, the Queen banishes her beloved son and puts herself under the loving care of her daughters, who seem to lack both love, and care. Read more …

The suddenly purposeless and isolated Queen must then battle the loss of her place, position and, terrifyingly, the loss of her reason.

Shakespeare’s best-loved tragedy is reimagined here from the perspective not of a King, but a great Queen, in Bard in the Botanics’ thrilling and unmissable new outdoor production.


The critical consensus

Jennifer Dick's female reworking of Shakespeare's mightiest tragedy.

****(*)Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 17/07/2017

Where and when?

Bard in the Botanics, Glasgow from Wednesday July 12, 2017, until Saturday July 29, 2017. More info: http://www.bardinthebotanics.co.uk

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