King Lear Essay | Different Interpretations of "King Lear"

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Different Interpretations of "King Lear"

Summary: Discusses the different interpretations of Shakespeare's "King Lear" - using examples of a theatrical production and a film version - and how these interpretations effect the overall themes, especially through a feminist viewpoint.
In the many different productions of "King Lear" there are often substantial differences in the performance techniques. In this essay the differences in costuming and setting will be used in reference to CUT Theatre's production of "Queen Lere" and the Brian Blessed film version of "King Lear". Using these 2 techniques the importance they play to the overall message of the production will be conveyed.

In "Queen Lere" the main portrayed theme is feminism and the role of women, not just in society today or in the past, but the complete picture of women and their traditionally submissive roles throughout time and their growing equality to men. Whist the main technique used to convey this theme is gender conversion; it is the use of costuming which displays this thematic message in its entirety.

The use of military style outfits and weaponry are given to the women...

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