"King Lear," as told by the fool | KALW

"King Lear," as told by the fool

Apr 16, 2015

At the Marsh Theater, you’ll find a man named Geoff Doyle trying a new approach to William Shakespeare's King Lear. The original play is the story of a king who decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters by testing their loyalty -- and ends up making some bad decisions in the process.

In Doyle's new play, Lear’s Shadow, we hear the Jester’s side of the story -- a supporting character in King Lear. David Latulippe sat down with Doyle on KALW's Open Air to learn about why he decided to play the fool.

GEOFF DOYLE: We took great liberties, we deconstructed it, they were a lot of purists who will probably very unhappy with what we did, which is great.

Click the audio player above to listen to the complete interview.

For more information about Lear's Shadow, click here.