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King Shear

In an upcoming play, the audience in London, England, will get to see a director driven mad by a frustrating cast. He’ll offer Shakespearean rants that draw on “King Lear.” But he’ll have an excuse for going a bit woolly: could you get sheep to do Shakespeare? “King Lear with Sheep” stars Alasdair Saksena as the director of a production of “King Lear” in which the actors are sheep. And who plays the sheep-actors? Let’s just say the role won’t be a reach for them. “King Lear with Sheep,” says the theater’s website, “is an experimental re-evaluation of its famous predecessor that overturns theatrical conventions through the startling and revolutionary device of costumed sheep.” (AC/London Evening Standard) ...And what shall Cordelia baa?
Original Publication Date: 26 July 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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