The Department of Theatre in the Peck School of the Arts presents William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of King Lear” Nov. 14-18 as the next step in a groundbreaking partnership with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. This unique production also is part of UWM’s Year of the Arts celebration.
Associate Professor Rebecca Holderness directed “King Lear” for Shakespeare & Company’s mainstage 2012 summer season. Shakespeare & Company founding member Dennis Krausnick played Lear, while Associate Professor Bill Watson portrayed Cornwall. Several Theatre Department students understudied roles in the production, working alongside Shakespeare & Company’s professional actors.
That production is now being remounted at the UWM Mainstage Theatre. Krausnick is reprising the role of Lear, with the students playing the roles they understudied this summer. Watson plays the role of Gloucester, while lecturer and well-known actor Jim Tasse portrays Kent.
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