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King Lear at The Secret Theare

  • The Secret Theatre 44-02 23rd Street Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)

King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all. Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king.