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What happened to the three daughters of King Lear before they made their entrances in Shakespeare’s classic?

Yellow Earth Theatre presents this seminal work exploring the formative years in three young women’s lives. The piece proffers a playful yet serious alternative to the history of King Lear’s famous three daughters as the Fool, the Nanny and an overworked Queen bring them up.

Renowned for their uplifting, physical ensemble work, Yellow Earth Theatre revives this modern classic using music, painting, sculpture, video and an all-female integrated cast.


To learn more and see production photos, visit the Yellow Earth website about this production:

Reviewed in The Guardian. Read review – this article was published on at 02.25 GMT on Thursday 20 November 2003 by Michael Billington.

Reviewed in The Stage. Read review – this article was published on 30 October 2003 by Trevor Grundy.

Reviewed in Time Out. Read review – this article was published 12-19 November 2003 by Jonathan Gibbs.

Comments (2):

  1. anonymous says:

    what is the significance of the stars…?

  2. Me say says:

    Our Professor did better impressions of the fool than the fool himself or should it have been herself..? I thought all cast members should be women since it is feminist theater. Good play though!

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    Lear’s Daughters

    Tse, David | Productions
    London,United Kingdom

    Source: Courtesy of Yellow Earth Theatre