Shakespeare’s play offered me a chance to think about India's political and social issues from a literary and epic perspective.
King Lear manifests the neurosis of age and abuse. While his behaviour is dramatically exaggerated, we can read universal lessons on toxic family dynamics in Shakespear's tragedy.
Lear's mordant images and sonorous cadences throb with dire warning and a sense of imminent catastrophe. So what's the play's key message, for current times, with Geoffrey Rush in the title role?