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Actors From The London Stage to Present Shakespeare's King Lear

Author: Arts and Letters

Actors From The London Stage ( AFTLS ), a self-directed ensemble of five professional British actors, will present William Shakespeare’s King Lear from Sept. 9 to 11 (Wednesday to Friday) at 7:30p.m. in the University of Notre Dame’s Washington Hall.

Admission is $20 for the general public, $18 for senior citizens, and $12 for students. Tickets are available through Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office by calling 574-631-2800 or visiting on the Web.

In King Lear, an aging king’s cataclysmic error in judgment plunges his family and kingdom into an abyss of suffering and chaos. Shakespeare’s towering tragedy explores the fundamental aspects of humanity and relationships: love, dignity, duty and betrayal.

Based in London and produced on campuses across the country by Shakespeare at Notre Dame, AFTLS sends a new ensemble of five professional actors to the United States twice annually to universities nationwide. AFTLS , whose members hail from such prestigious theatre companies as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of Great Britain and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, has called Notre Dame its American home since 2000.

Shakespeare at Notre Dame consists of the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies, the Ryan Producing Artistic Director, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Actors From The London Stage, ancillary lectures and events, and library collections. Its mission is to become the pre-eminent venue for the study and performance of the works of Shakespeare, providing Notre Dame and the wider community an on-campus culture steeped in the works of Shakespeare both on the page and on the stage.

Contact: Aaron Nichols, Shakespeare at Notre Dame , 574-631-3777,

Originally published by Aaron Nichols at on September 02, 2009.