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Roundtable: King Lear

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This insightful roundtable event gives space to artists and scholars to share their unique perspectives on the lasting popularity and influence of Shakespeare’s King Lear in England and Poland.

Polish-born, internationally-acclaimed theatre and opera director Helena Kaut-Howson discusses her introduction to Shakespeare whilst growing up in Poland and how it has influenced this year’s production of King Lear in the Globe Theatre.

She will be joined by an English and a Polish Shakespeare scholar, in a discussion chaired by Patrick Spottiswoode, Founder of Globe Education and now a Senior Research Fellow at Shakespeare‘s Globe. Further guest speakers to be announced.

Roundtable: King Lear is part of our continued collaboration with Polish and English artists and experts to celebrate Poland’s particular affinity and fascination with Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Globe is indebted to the Polish Cultural Institute for its support of this event.

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King Lear, Act I, scene 1


£10 Seated

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This event is in the Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre

Running time 1 hour

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Part of Shakespeare & Poland and Summer 2022

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