Director: Zurab Getsadze
Translation : Manana Antadze
Artist : Shota Glurjidze
Music By : Erekle Getsadze
Stage Movement : Kakhaber Khoshtaria
Assistant Director : Sophie Ordjonikidze
Technical Director : Elene Monaselidze
Cast: Zurab Kipshidze, Akaki Khidasheli, Paata Inauri, Giorgi Kipshidze, Temo Natroshvili, Vano Dugladze, Vano Tarkhnishvili, Nanuka Litanishvili, Maia Gelovani, Kato Kalatozishvili, Anri Bibineishvili, Tornike Kasrashvili, Guga Kakhiani, Nika Tserediani,Erekle Getsadze, Tornike Kasrashvili, Imeda Arabuli,
About the Perfomance:
It has been hundreds of years since Shakespeare first wrote his famous plays, yet they still enthrall both audiences and readers. Shakespeare included feelings of passion, true love, vengeance and thirst for power in his plays. These inherently human feelings make Shakespeare's works easily emotionally accessible to people in different places all over the world as well as in different historical periods, resulting in his plays' timelessness.
King Lear is introduced as a great, proud and tyrannical ruler residing within the walls of his castle. King Lear is confident in his authoritative power and his abilities as a leader. The king is intent on splitting the kingdom between his three daughters according to their love for him. His two eldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, are ambitious and flatter their father excessively, doting after him patronizingly. However, King Lear's youngest daughter and his favorite, Cordelia, restrains herself from showing affection towards her father, claiming she doesnt possess the words to accurately express her love for her father. Her honesty enrages the king. Deeply insulted, King Lear disinherits Cordelia and banishes her from the castle. He decides to divide his kingdom equally between the insincere Goneril and Regan instead. Later on, as a result of certain events, King Lear is stripped of all his power and is left penniless and starving, rejected by Goneril and Regan. These developments lead King Lear to face the consequences of his decisions and come to realize just how valuable honesty and sincerity truly are.
As this year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, the Tumanishvili Company is celebrating the legacy of the great playwright with this latest premiere of “KING LEAR” (2016).