A Year of Lear with the International Shakespeare center Santa Fe

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:

Krishnan Venkatesh discussion • September 6 2017 on Good and Evil in King Lear

Theatre Walk Santa Fe • September 16 • between 3 and 6 p.m.
A scene with Paul Walsky as Lear and Lynn Goodwin as Goneril

Robert Benedetti all-day seminar: A Life with Lear
November 4 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • $35

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