In the original, the action of Shakespeare's tragedy, based on the legend of the mythical king of Britain, takes place in a deep past (in the eighth century BC). King Lear has three daughters, Gonerilla, Regana and Cordelia. He decides to divide them with his property according to the degree of their declared love for each other. This is the starting point of the drama, whose finale is tragedy and death.
- Shakespeare discovers the authoritarian mechanism of exercising power, which we now call populism. Love for power becomes equal to love of war. The whole community is involved in this war. Shakespeare sharply presents the conflicts that result from violence deeply rooted in patriarchal culture - this is how one of the motives for reaching for Shakespeare's tragedy is explained by director Anna Augustynowicz.
Urszula Kraska - Jan Kochanowski Theater in Opole
Mariusz Sikorski - Helena Modrzejewska Theater in Legnica
Jan Kochanowski Theatre in Opole:
Weronika Krystek (as a guest)
Ada Szczepaniak/Magdalena Maścianica
Helena Modrzejewska Theatre in Legnica:
Katarzyna Dworak/Magda Biegańska
and Mirosław Zbrojewicz (as a guest)
12th September 2020 - Helena Modrzejewska Theater in Legnica, GADZICKI STAGE
4th June 2021 - Jan Kochanowski Theatre in Opole, LARGE STAGE
The partner and co-producer of the performance is Helena Modrzejewska Theatre in Legnica