King Lear


Dallas Theater Center Presents King Lear

Sunday February 10, 2013

2:00  PM

AT&T Performing Arts Center
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre
2403 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Followed by complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres and Drinks in Patron's Lounge


Discussion and Conversation with

Abbey Siegworth, who will be playing Cordelia, and Dale Godby


Presented by the Arts Committee: DSPP

DSPP Home    Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology


Co-sponsored by:





Kevin Moriarty will be directing King Lear. When he was asked, what one thing an audience needed to know before coming to the play, he said, "Oh, I don't think audiences need to know anything before coming to see the play. We, as the director, the actors, and the designers have to know a lot.… Audiences need to arrive with their eyes open, their ears open, and their hearts open. It is our job to tell the story clearly, and passionately and relevantly and the audience’s job to be open and available to that."


You can see a 5 minute YouTube video of him talking about the play at: Kevin Moriarty on King Lear.

Krys Boyd interviews the director, Kevin Moriarty, and Brian McEleney, playing Lear, of the current production.


It won't be necessary to participate and enjoy the discussion, but if interested, here's some psychoanalytic thinking on King Lear:

Cordelia, Lear, and Forgiveness by Roy Schafer

Musings on Forgiveness: A Response to Roy Schafer by Madelon Sprengnether

Reply to Madelon Sprengnether by Roy Schafer

Curse and Consequence: King Lear’s Destructive Narcissism by Roy Schafer

Lear and His Daughters by Charles Hanly


An excellent site by PBS features a filmed production of King Lear wih Ian McKellen as Lear, the full text, summary, and discussion of ten other filmed productions. If all you have time for is a brief look it is well worth it: King Lear--PBS.

Schedule for Sunday February 10

King Lear                                                2-4:45 PM Including Intermission

Refreshments and Conversation                 5:00 - 6:30 PM Patron's Lounge 6th Floor of the Wyly

King Lear: A father rejects his daughter. A king neglects his people. The cosmos revolt. With this sweeping tragedy of a leader and his children, of love tested, relationships broken, and a kingdom divided, Dallas Theater Center culminates its four-year Shakespeare cycle – a much-heralded demonstration of how relevant the Bard’s great works are for our generation. Contains violence and nudity.



                                                                                                                              Abbey Siegworth, Christie Vela, Brian McEleney,

                                                                                                                              and Angela Brazil in a rehearsal photo from the

                                                                                                                              Trinity Rep/DTC production of "King Lear"  



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