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"King Lear," as told by the fool

David Ford

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.

David Latulippe is host of On the Arts, KALW's weekly radio magazine of the performing arts, as well as for Explorations in Music, and the Berkeley Symphony broadcasts. He has also hosted and produced the radio series From the Conservatory, Music from Mills, and Music at Menlo, and is principal guest host for Revolutions Per Minute.