Play Readings: Shakespeare's King Lear

Read the tragedy of King Lear from start to finish with a group of other teens in this reader's theatre style Shakespeare class.
132 total reviews for this teacher
New class

60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Jan 11, 2023

Jan 11, 2023 - Feb 8, 2023 (5 weeks)
2am - 3am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

My hope is that every student that takes this class will leave more comfortable with Shakespeare’s language, with better cold reading skills, and with a desire to experience more of Shakespeare’s work. 
I have extensive experience performing and directing Shakespeare plays. I have directed productions with mixed groups of middle school and high school students ages 12 and up and it is always great fun. I think that theatrical readings are a great way for students to explore a variety of roles in a pressure-free environment. 
No work is required outside of class. 
I highly recommend headphones or earbuds with a mic for this class. A link to the script will be available in the classroom before our first read-through. If students would prefer a hard copy we will be reading from the Folger version.
This class requires active participation. Students will be assessed on their willingness to explore the language and discuss the theatrical possibilities of the play. 
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Some of Shakespeare's plays deal with mature and problematic themes. King Lear features some violent imagery and mild language. When dealing with problematic aspects of Shakespeare’s plays, I like to discuss the historical context as well as talk about ways modern performers and acting companies are grappling with and challenging these concepts in contemporary productions. We will discuss how we can approach the texts as actors of our time, how to make choices that reflect our values, and discuss ways a contemporary company might adapt the play for a modern audience.


Drea Lee
Lives in the United States
Literary and Performing Arts Educator | Shakespeare Enthusiast
132 total reviews
107 completed classes

About Me

Good morrow to my fellow actors, writers, and literary scholars! I'm Ms. Drea (she/her) aka "Director of Chaos" and I'm obsessed with literary and performing arts! They are my absolute passions and I love to share them with everyone I meet. 

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