Royal drama

Shakespeare’s King Lear is a royal drama, a generational drama, a war drama, and a drama about people who are blinded by power and ambition. About people who roam the world, literally and figuratively blind until their eyes are opened and they learn what life is truly about: love and friendship. King Lear is an end game, in which a destructive storm wipes away the old order. In which the rich become beggars, the blind learn how to see, and mothers are missing from the story.