Overview: King Lear is stepping down and wants to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, but first they must pass a test. The play follows the devastating effect has on the parties involved.
What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:
Chris: “A horrifying portrait of a man’s descent into madness. Your children can, quite literally, be the death of you. Not Shakespeare’s best, but it is so often referred to and referenced, I recommend at least one reading.”
Ethan: “King Lear is Shakespeare at his darkest. I’m amazed at how relevant this play is today with so many people caring for elderly relatives.”
Karen: “A tragedy by Shakespeare about family and betrayal. The characters are enthralling, particularly Cordelia who has a strong moral compass and genuine emotion.”