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Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Ln, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

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King Lear

Until October 1, 2022

Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise.

Why See King Lear?

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Toronto's esteemed Soulpepper theatre company delves into Shakespeare's tale of an elderly monarch this summer, in a duo of plays that look at the aging King Lear of Britain and his daughters. Following on from the exciting premiere of prequel Queen Goneril is this production of King Lear, the story of a King at the end of his reign, and the devastation wrought by dividing his realm based on his daughters' devotion. 

What is the story?

Hubris, politics, and madness take a heavy toll on the once-loved king of Britain, when he decides to play off his daughters against each other for his favor, and furthermore, the crown. In no other play is Shakespeare's tragic vision more terrifyingly clear; and nowhere in his canon does he dramatize more powerfully or humanely that only kindness and love are potent enough to counter man's darkest impulses.

A frightening look at the corrupting influence of power, King Lear is The Bard's gripping exploration of fathers and daughters, with perhaps more than a few parallels to the real-life troubles that befell King Henry VIII after his bloody quest for a male heir ended in failure.

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Opening night: 3 September 2022

COVID 19 SECURE

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

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