The Greatness of King Lear
sponsored by the International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe
There are Shakespearean tragedies, but none as tragic as King Lear; there is beautiful writing by the Bard, but none on a par with Lear. At a time when the ultimate monarch is in the news—Lear raging on the stormy moor, Trump raving in late-night tweets—what could be more timely than Jim Kaplan’s celebration of Shakespeare's greatest play during the ISC’s Year of Lear?
Jim Kaplan is a bridge columnist for the Vineyard Gazette and the author of Clearing the Bases: A Veteran Sportswriter on the National Pastime (Levellers Press). A contract adviser for the National Writers Union (United Auto Workers, Local 1981), Kaplan and his wife, poet and critic Brooks Robards, divide their time among Northampton and Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, and Santa Fe.
Kaplan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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