Friday, March 8, 2013

What the world needs now - King Lear

Such a long, golden summer here in Auckland, New Zealand. It's grim for farmers trying to cope with drought, but city folks are loving it. They're mostly loving it because there's so much on in the way of festivals and great events and all of it's happening under endless sunshine and clear skies. One of those attractions is Auckland University's outdoors Summer Shakespeare season This year it's King Lear, running all this month and directed by Lisa Harrow. She's a seasoned Shakespeare actress but this year, for the first time, she's tried her hand at directing. On my TV show, Let's Talk, she explained why King Lear - that ancient tragedy - is actually perfectly in tune with the times we're living in now. How is that? Here's a brief clip...

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