Photographer:Ira Gopal | Kind Lear and Cordelia Photographer:Ira Gopal | Edmund's soliloquy Photographer:Ira Gopal | The Fool, King Lear and Goneril Photographer:Ira Gopal | Edgar's soliloquy Photographer:Ira Gopal | King Lear descending into madness Photographer:Ira Gopal | King Lear and Cornelia Photographer:Ira Gopal | The cast and crew of King Lear
08 Dec / 2017Program by:

King Lear

In the high spirited , intimate space of Adishakti Theatre, classical William Shakepseare’s play King Lear is set on stage.
Auroville Theatre group presents King Lear by amazing act of home based actors, along with visiting actors and actresses. Tragedy follows the original language but is set in current time, thus giving actors a freedom to express their characters by their visions. Hard, demanding roles, lengthy time wise has shown the dedication, maturity, and brilliance of the actors.

Classical Shakespeare’s tragedy depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all. Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythologicalpre-Roman Celtic king,

Due to the restoration work of Bharat Nivas Sri Aurobinod amphitheater, Auroville Theatre Group decided to stage the play at the Adishakti Theatre, Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre, Arts & Research on Edayanchavady Road. Adishakti Theatre with its funder Veenapani Chavla, who was deeply connected to Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville. It is a fascinating place, with utmost respect to vernacular architecture, with reverence towards well being of humans, and nature , yet dedicated and focused in fields of performing arts.