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4/7/2006

EAC Drama Department bringing King Lear to the Fine Arts Stage

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By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Drama Department will be performing William Shakespeare’s King Lear, April 19 – 22, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. in EAC’s Fine Arts Auditorium. The play is directed by Sean Dupont. Admission will be $4 per person and tickets are available at the EAC Ticket Office and will also be available at the door.

King Learis generally regarded as one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. It is believed to have been written in 1605 and is based on the legend of King Leir, a king of pre-Roman Britain. His story had already been told in chronicles, poems and sermons, as well as on the stage, when Shakespeare undertook the task of retelling it.

After the Restoration, the play was often modified by theatre practitioners who disliked its dark undertones, but, since World War II, it has come to be regarded as one of Shakespeare’s greatest achievements.

For tickets and information about King Learcall the EAC Ticket Office at 428-8228.