King Lear

Kildare Youth Theatre staged King Lear in early May 2017. The cast was composed mostly of young people who were studying it in Senior Cycle English in secondary school. The reflections below speak about what kinds of learning they had, spending 7 months in the world of Shakespeare’s old king. They talk about the challenges and the rewards of undertaking such an adventure. Doug (17) – Lessons from Gloucester Performing King Lear with Kildare Youth Theatre was a wonderfully intriguing experience and lots of fun. Especially in the performances themselves, interacting with the other characters and playing out each scene was enjoyable, challenging and ultimately quite emotional. Some of the momen

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