(Charles Isherwood’s article appeared in The New York Times, 1/10.)

Squeezing one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies into a tight 90 minutes is no simple feat. Equally challenging is transforming said work, which also happens to be one of his more death-ridden and violent, into a show suitable for youngsters.

This is the formidable task that the British-born actress Susanna Hamnett and the director Edith Tankus have set for themselves — and accomplish with surprising brio and humor — in “Nearly Lear,” an engaging solo show presented by the New Victory Theater at the Duke on 42nd Street.

via theater.nytimes.com

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