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Scene 1 from the 1999 adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear to Kathakali at the Globe Theatre in London, England.


Kathakali King Lear

Leday, Annette 1999

Kathakali King Lear premiered in 1989 and toured internationally through 1999. At the annual Globe to Globe Festival in 1999, the production was staged at the Globe Theatre in London and performed by the Annette Leday/Keli Company. Dancer, choreographer, and director Annette Leday played Cordelia. David McRuvie adapted Shakespeare’s King Lear text while K. Marumakan Raja translated it into Malayalam. Read More