Key Scenes

Pick one of these key scenes from King Lear to investigate the language.

As you explore you will find extracts from the text, notes, images and video content from the scenes.  

Teacher Notes

The following activities will help you explore some of these scenes with students using the RSC’s rehearsal room approaches.

How much do you love me? (2016)

The activities on Lear’s actions in Act 1 Scene 1 can be found on pages 4-5.

Staging challenges in Act 1 Scene 4 (2010)

The activity can be found on pages 6-8.

Dover Cliff (2016)

The activity can be found on page 9.

Each activity can take between 20 and 40 minutes depending on time allowed for exploration and reflection.

You can also explore the key scenes in more detail using the links on this page.