Agenda Municipal / Theatre King Lear by William Shakespeare

Fri 17 and Sat 18 Mar
Casa das Artes programme (Poética da Palavra)

Grand Auditorium | 21h30

Admission: 4 euros. Students, Cultural Quadrilateral Card and Seniors (65 years and over): 2 euros | Rating: M/12 | Duration: 80 min

In King Lear, by William Shakespeare, there is a kingdom to divide in three. Three are the heir daughters and each will get a share, the greater the demonstration of their affection for the king. The premise is simple and an open door to quackery. On one side, a king who seeks to buy the love of his daughters. On the other, two daughters who do not spare in sweet words and vows of eternal love for the king. Cordelia, the youngest, refuses to take part in the farce. An end is in sight and the king tries to free himself from the burden of managing the kingdom, while seeking shelter with his daughters. On the one hand, the urgency to continue a legacy - the kingdom. On the other, the need for care and protection - old age. Side by side and accomplices in the staging of the play are António Capelo and Bruno Martins. The former, actor, founder and director of the theatre school and company in Porto, and here: King Lear. The second, an ex-student, if you like... former apprentice, actor and director-artist of the Famalicão Company, and here: director of the play.

Text: William Shakespeare
Staging: Bruno Martins
Staging assistance: Cláudia Berkeley and Hélia Martins
Dramaturgy: António Capelo and Bruno Martins
Cast: Anabela Sousa, Ana Fonseca, António Capelo, Eduardo Breda, Inês Garcia, João Figueiredo, João Paulo Costa, Matilde Cancelliere, Paulo Calatré, Pedro Couto
Scenography: Catarina Barros
Costume: Cátia Barros
Light design: Valter Alves
Music composition and direction: Tiago Manuel Soares
Communication: Nuno Matos
Production direction: Glória Cheio and Raquel Passos
Executive production: Rosa Bessa
Technical Direction: Pedro Vieira de Carvalho
Head seamstress: Maria da Glória Costa
Coproduction: Teatro da Didascália, Teatro do Bolhão, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Casa das Artes de Famalicão
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