King of Shadows Topics for Discussion

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Discuss loss. How has loss shaped Nat's life? Does loss hold Nat back, or is it what will make him a stronger person and actor? How does Nat handle the loss that he has experienced in his short life? Does he ultimately recover?

Discuss the idea of escape. Does escaping into the life of a character in a play help Nat, or does it make his life more difficult? Is escaping from his personal life a bad thing? Talk about the benefits and the disadvantages of escape in Nat's life.

Discuss the theatre of Shakespeare's day. What are the similarities and differences from the modern day theatre you have experienced today? What does Nat recognize, and what is new and different to Nat? Does Nat have a preference?

Discuss the parallels between 1599 and 1999. Which characters from the two worlds resemble one another? What is the significance of...

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