Please join us!
Please join us as we celebrate an entire year of Shakespeare’s profound tragedy, King Lear, culminating in a rich performance by local actors who have spent a year immersed in the play. From September 2017 through September 2018, you can enjoy such explorations as:
Theatre Walk Santa Fe • September 16 • between 3 and 6 p.m.
A scene with Paul Walsky as Lear and Lynn Goodwin as Goneril
Midwinter Celebrations in King Lear’s Court
with Suzanne Cross, specialist chef
Stratford Shakespeare Festival Acting Workshops
with Edward Daranyi, Associate Director of Education
For local actors (free workshop for cast of ISC King Lear)
December 9 - 12
Shakespeare Close Readers:
A six-month close read and discussion of King Lear that begins February 2018 • open to the public • Sunday mornings • 11 to 1 p.m.
February 3 2018 • Lear for the Young: Upstart Crows holds its introduction to “Speak What We Feel,” a King Lear workshop for budding Shakespeareans ages 10 to 18
February, all month, 2018 • King Lear Downtown Treasure Hunt
February 6 2018 • Natalie Elliot, tutor at St. John’s, workshop
on “The Winter’s Tale, or the Alternate King Lear”
March 6 2018 • Jim Kaplan, on “The Greatness of King Lear,” a celebration of Shakespeare’s greatest play.
April 2018 • Krishnan Venkatesh, tutor at St. John’s
“King Lear in Performance,” viewing and discussing various film versions of Act 1, scene 1
April 3 2018 • Jocelyn Davis, author of The Greats on Leadership, with a talk on “Lear, Sears, and the 8 Leadership Traps”
May 1 2018 • Richelle Munkhoff, professor at UC Boulder
on “Love and Charity in King Lear”
Upstart Crows King Lear workshop and scenes show
May 24 2018 • An evening with James Shapiro, award-winning professor at Columbia University and author of 1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear
May 25 2018 • James Shapiro will also give a separate talk on his upcoming book, Shakespeare in America.
Lear at the Pub Quiz Night
The Dresser and Drinks: film showing of Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay version of The Dresser, plus WW2 bar drinks and discussion
Acting workshops with professionals from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario: free Lear workshop for actors cast in the play; additional acting workshops for the public
July 2018 • Literal Performance production of original stories of King Leir as told in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History and Holinshed’s Chronicles • we will learn the sources of Shakespeare’s play and see how Shakespeare changed the story—and ask why?
August 2018 • Staged reading of King Leir (a comedy in that no one dies), an Elizabethan play registered in 1594, before Shakespeare’s King Lear • we will see how a contemporary of Shakespeare’s staged the same story
September 2018 • Lynn Robson, tutor at Oxford University, awarded “Most Acclaimed Lecturer in the Humanities,” presents a seminar that juxtaposes King Lear and As You Like It
September 2018 Performance
The Tragedy of King Lear