LEAR: A Retrospective – Pre-show Tea

About the Performance

For our pre-show tea event preceding Lear: A Retrospective, Scholar-in-Residence Matt Sergi will be joined by an exciting special guest: renowned Shakespeare scholar Holger Syme, whose controversial online remarks about King Lear erupted into a much-publicized war of words last year. Rather than lecture, the two early drama scholars will challenge the World Stage audience to join them in a game of “Scholar’s Advocate” — in which we try to counter every positive statement with a fair argument to the contrary. If we all play it right, then everything we think we know about being faithful to an authentic Shakespeare text, and about what it means to perform or witness King Lear in 2017, should get duly shaken up.