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King Lear as Theatre

Shakespeare's King Lear deals with universal questions for aging parents. How should parents relate to an adult child? What do parents "owe" their adult children? What do their adult children "owe" them? Can parents predict the consequences of their decisions? In this Oakton Community College presentation for Lear Fest, Michael Halberstam, the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Writers' Theatre, examies this ageless story as a preeminent work of theatre.


Recorded Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at Oakton Community College.

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