“King Lear” Now Extended Through May 17

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Following a sold-out run of The Importance of Being Earnest, Seattle Shakespeare Company announced today that it will extend its production of King Lear through May 17 with four additional performances at the Cornish Playhouse. King Lear directed by Sheila Daniels opens on Friday, April 25. The production will have a total of 20 performances […]

“King Lear” – Shakespeare’s Game of Thrones

Jonathan Pryce as King Lear

If you’re looking for political intrigue, dynastic feuding, disguises, storms, bloodshed, and wresting for power, you could tune into HBO’s series “Game of Thrones” or you could see the original source live – Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” “King Lear” has cropped up frequently in the news as of late and recent major productions of the play […]

First rehearsal for “King Lear”

"'King Lear' was the first piece of theatre that I saw that changed me," said director Sheila Daniels. "I remember seeing it in Ashland when I was 15. It moved me to tears as a witness, and as a frightened, confused teenager, it made me say 'I want to do that. That's what I want to do for a living. I want to make people feel like this.'"

Seattle Shakespeare Company completes its 2013-2014 indoor season this spring with Shakespeare’s tragedy of a family and country splintered by misrule and pride — King Lear directed by Sheila Daniels. The ultimate family drama matched by intense political intrigue, King Lear traces an aging monarch’s descent into madness. Weary of his royal duties, King Lear […]

Casting News for King Lear

Dan Kremer in "Richard II" (2014)

Our cast for “King Lear” is nearly complete and we’re thrilled with the company that will be joining us for the production this spring. Dan Kremer will play the title role of Lear. Dan just finished up his run as John of Gaunt in our “Richard II.” Joining him as Lear’s daughters Goneril, Regan, and […]

Know Thyself – George Mount on the 2013-2014 Season

Artistic Director George Mount at the first rehearsal for "Much Ado About Nothing."

Before rehearsals started up for “Much Ado About Nothing,” we sat down with Artistic Director George Mount to get his thoughts on Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 2013-2014 season.  “Know Thyself” is the organizing idea behind all of the play choices this year. Find out why George chose the plays he did and learn about some of […]