Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge (SPARK) partners with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and the Kansas City Public Library, to offer a series of lectures on HASF’s summer production of King Lear presented in Southmoreland Park, June 16 - July 5, 2015.
The lectures take place on five consecutive Mondays in June in Cohen Center on the lower level of the Plaza Branch.
Monday, June 1 – Introduction to King Lear
Presented by Alyson Germinder, Festival Associate
Monday, June 8 – “Purpose and Punishment: King Lear as an Allegory for Ripping Apart the Natural Order of the World”
Presented by Adam Potthast, Park University
Monday, June 15 – Behind the Scenes
Presented by Sidonie Garrett, Executive Artistic Director HASF, with staff and cast members
Monday, June 22 – Lear's Wise Fool: The Conscience of the King
Presented by Robert Willson, UMKC
Monday, June 29 – Selected visual production history from the 19th century to the present.
Presented by Felicia Londre, UMKC