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Cast Set for World Premiere of Marcus Gardley’s San Francisco-Set, Modern-Verse Translation of King Lear

California Shakespeare Theater will present the world premiere of Lear, Obie-winning playwright Marcus Gardley’s modern verse translation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, beginning September 7 prior to an official opening September 14 in the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater.
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See Today’s Playwrights Adapt the Shakespeare Canon at Play On! at Classic Stage Company

In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival commissioned 36 playwrights—more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg—to translate Shakespeare’s canon into contemporary modern English. Beginning this May, the 39 resulting work-in-progress adaptations will be presented at Off-Broadway’s Classic Stage Company.