Our Lear and Edmund the Bastard
Directed by George Eugeniou
Supported by Mulholland Trust
Theatro Technis presents it's very own adaptation of Shakespeare's classic King Lear; Our Lear (part 1) and Edmund the Bastard (part 2) for a 2 week run, opening on the 27th May and playing alternatively every night as a contribution towards Shakespeare's 450th birthday.
The original play is made of two stories; King Lear and his three daughters (Goneril, Regan & Cordelia) and a major sub-plot about the Earl of Gloucester and his two sons (Edgar, the legitimate & Edmund, the bastard), which, in the original text is a mere sub-plot in.
In our adaptation, following the traditions of the Ancient Greek playwrights; Aeschylus, Sophocles & Euripides (where every story deserves it's own play) the story of Edmund becomes it's own play; the result is two plays chronicling the struggle of two fathers and the divisions and chaos they create within their family out of sheer stupidity. The two stories of King Lear emerge in a completely new light and allow us to look at each story centre stage.
A story of family, honour, deception and betrayal, the story of King Lear remains as powerful and relevant today as it did when it was first performed. It is adapted and directed by George Eugeniou.