King Lear | Script
90-MINUTE CUT OF King LEar
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The Doubling Chart for King Lear
This script is for a company of 8 actors.
All characters in the same color are played by the same actor. An X indicates the character is in the scene, an O indicates that the actor is in the scene playing a different character. A blank cell indicates that neither the character nor the actor playing them is in that scene.
We performed this cut on 12/06/2021.
We cut the dukes of Cornwall and Albany and gave most of their lines/actions to Goneril and Regan.
We took more extensive liberties with adapting Lear than we have with other plays. In preparing the cut for a small cast and cutting Albany and Cornwall, we have made significant changes to the characters of Goneril and Regan. For example: they are unmarried from the start of the play and therefore both equally free to pursue Edmund, and are in charge of leading their own military forces in Act V.
We would recommend looking this particular cut over more carefully than our other cuts before choosing to perform it.
For years, we have successfully used the Kaiser Method for determining the runtime of our script cuts. The text and table below are a resource by Scott Kaiser from OSF called “Estimating The Playing Time of a Shakespearean Text.” Copyright 2004 Estimating the Playing Time of a Shakespearean Text By Scott Kaiser To estimate the…
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