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Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear

Thursday, August 16, 2018

7:00 p.m.10:15 p.m.

Kids & the Classics at 7:00 p.m.
“Kids & the Classics” is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of "Free Shakespeare in the Parks”. This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, and creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and close reading of text.

King Lear at 7:30 p.m.
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth, and power that had defined him. Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the notion of power – who has it, how one obtains it, and how one defines it.

Location

35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway in Crocheron Park Accessible
Queens
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Northeast Queens Parks

Contact Number

(718) 352-4793

Contact Email

mike.kuchinskas@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

Theater, Free Summer Theater, Seniors, Shakespeare in the Parks

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