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Read a Q&A interview with Paul Copley who plays Lear in Tim Crouch's 2012 'Young People's Shakespeare' production of King Lear.
Actor interview (2012)
How do we know when King Lear was written? And what sources and stories influenced Shakespeare when he wrote it? Performance history expert Rebecca Brown presents the evidence.
Dating the playShakespeare's sources
Read a transcript of director Trevor Nunn talking to Professor James Shapiro talking about King Lear and Nunn's production for the RSC in 2007.
Director interview (2010): Trevor Nunn
King Lear - A shifting landscape
Professor Peter Holland examines the diverse responses to playing King Lear.
Article: A shifting landscape
Every director will choose their own key moments in King Lear depending on how they are interpreting the play. Here, we've selected a number of important scenes.
Performance history expert Rebecca Brown guides us through the stage history of King Lear from the time Shakespeare wrote it to the present day.
RSC productions 1936 - 2007Stage history
We've selected some famous quotes from King Lear.
Well known quotes
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