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king lear adishakti pondicherry Tim Supple, the renowned British theatre director is conducting a workshop at the Adishakti theatre near Auroville. In this 11 day workshop that started on November 19 and will go on till November 29, Tim along with his students will explore the various rhythms and nuances of the Shakespearean tragedy, King Lear.

“We are spending 11 days exploring and investigating how to enact King Lear,” Tim told Zoom Pondy. Tim has a band of 30 actors who have registered for the workshop. About the work he was doing, he was heard commenting, “We are just looking at the play, how the play works, how the language works, how the characters work, so we are just a big group working together to investigate it.”

When asked what his personal take on King Lear, the British director replied, “I don’t have one. I mean it’s very difficult, and very brilliant. So that’s why we explore it, so that we can understand it. But I don’t have a personal take. I’m just on a journey.”

“King Lear is what I am interested right now,” Tim elaborates when questioned on his choice of play. “I have done other Shakespearean plays, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Macbeth, but right now I am interested in King Lear. It’s the challenge that it poses for me that beckons me to it.”

Tim Supple is an award winning theatre director. He has worked throughout the UK, Europe, North and South America, Middle-East and East Asia. He has worked regularly at the Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company and was Artistic Director of the Young Vic from 1993 to 2000. Supple has a huge body of work and the plays he has directed range from Shakesperean to The Jungle Book to Midnight’s Children.

Tim has a house in London but he is currently residing in Auroville, with his wife Archana who is also a part of the workshop.


Events Details: http://www.zoompondy.com/events/acting-shakespeare/19-11-2014/


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