Plays Directory : King Lear

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    William Shakespeare
  • Overview
    Lear, the elderly king of Britain, decides to divide his kingdom
    between his three daughters, and announces that the greatest share
    will go to whoever 'doth love us the most'. Goneril and Regan make
    lavish proclamations of their love, but Cordelia, Lear's youngest and
    dearest, refuses to play the game. She is disinherited for her pains.
    The Earl of Gloucester, meanwhile, is learning of a plot by his son
    Edgar to kill him. Although the non-existent plot is in fact the
    fabrication of his bastard son Edmund, the rightful heir is forced to
    flee for his life.
    Lear, expecting to enjoy the hospitality of the new queens, instead
    quarrels with both and ends up raging at their treachery upon a
    storm-swept heath. Taking shelter, he and his tiny band of followers
    encounter Edgar, now disguised as Tom, a mad beggar.
    Goneril and Regan, perceiving their increasingly unbalanced father as
    a threat, plot against his life. When Gloucester tips off his former
    sovereign, he is betrayed by Edmund, and is punished by having his
    eyes put out.
    Cordelia returns from exile with a French invasion force, and is
    reunited and reconciled with her father. Although she loses the
    ensuing battle and is subsequently hanged, there is strife in the
    victorious British ranks: Goneril poisons Regan for the love of
    Edmund, and takes her own life when Edmund is killed by the avenging
    Edgar.
    Lear at last finds peace, cradling the body of his beloved Cordelia as he dies.

If you would like to find work on King Lear, join The Mandy Network today to get alerted to new roles and jobs.

12 known characters

16 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Michael Kodi Farrow
2019, Oswald
Art of Acting Theatre
Jake Botterell
2017, Oswald
The Poor School
Ben Brooks
Ben Brooks
Actor
2017, Oswald
Vintage Theatre Company (Clarksburg, WV), The Tamarack (Beckley, WV), Landmark Studio for the Arts (Sutton, WV), Monongolia Arts Center (Morgantown, WV), Randolph Arts Center (Elkins, WV), Buffalo Flats Artists Association (Graffton, WV), President's Audi
John Quail
John Quail
Actor
2016, Oswald
Point Pleasant Park
Richard Carlin
2016, Oswald
Patrick Bell
Patrick Bell
Actor
2015, Oswald
Anna Hawkes
Anna Hawkes
Actor
2014, Oswald
The Cockpit Theatre
Simon Darwen
Simon Darwen
Voice Over: English
2013, Oswald
Christopher Lawley
2012, Oswald
John Lyon Theatre
Steven Elliott
2012, Oswald
Almeida
Kyle Horne
Kyle Horne
Actor
2012, Oswald
Embassy Theatre
Stephanie Locke
2012, Oswald
Ross McNamara
2012, Oswald
The Space
Nathan Cross
Nathan Cross
Actor
2011, Oswald
Blue Elephant Theatre
Samuel Cork
Samuel Cork
Actor
2011, Oswald
Trinity Theatre
Stephen Bradley
2009, OSWALD
Damien Barrett
2009, Oswald
Emma Horne
Emma Horne
Actor
2009, Oswald
Yale Theatre
George Collie
2008, Oswald
South London Theatre
Bradley Benjamin
2006, Oswald
Brockley Jack

Alternative Names

King Lear (adaptation)