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A Lear for Today: Black, Bold, and Biblical in Scope

A Forbes' review of Cal Shakes' production of Marcus Gardley's Lear.

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A Lear for Today: Black, Bold, and Biblical in Scope

A recent adaptation of King Lear demonstrates mastery in modern audience engagement

By Giovanni René Rodriguez | Sep 28, 2022

As many of you know, I’ve spent some time covering the theatre scene throughout the pandemic. My interest is both personal and professional. In 2020, after a 23-year hiatus, I rejoined the community of SF Bay Area producers, attempting to apply what I have learned in my work over the years as a branding strategist. I’ve taken an interest in what’s long been a trend but more meaningful today: theatre productions that are designed to engage audiences by blending both new and traditional story sources.