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The Voices of 'King Lear'

Saturday 16 May 2015, 5.30PM to 6.30pm

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cordner (University of York)

By the time the wrote King Lear Shakespeare had developed an unsurpassed mastery in the writing of stage dialogue. This talk will explore, with the help of performed excerpts from actors, the richness and variety of the performance possibilities of this extraordinary script.

Michael Cordner, Ken Dixon Professor of Drama and Head of Theatre in the Department of TFTV, University of York, is founding General Editor of Oxford University Press's Oxford English Drama and regularly directs productions of 17th-century plays on the main stage of York’s TFTV Department.

Please see York Theatre Royal website for booking details.


Location: Black Box, Department of Theatre, Film & Television, Heslington East Campus

Admission: By free ticket