Surname 1Student’s name Institution of Affiliation Instructor’s name Course Date Directing a Play: King Lear, William Shakespeare One of the key benefits of directing a play is harnessing one's problem-solving skills. Directors are told to ensure they meet the filming difficulties with clear heads and a positive attitude. The director needs to ensure the actors are comfortable with their roles to ensure perfect delivery. In many ways, the director is both the facilitator and the coordinator. To bring together the many different strands of a play requires a good amount of pre-planning and organization. In King Lear, the play requires a rehearsal schedule to meet all the required performances. The actors and their scripts should ensure they understand what is expected of them. The first step in planning a play is picking a cast and having the audience in mind. When considering a play, it is paramount to understand the play's needs. The director is involved with facilitating auditions for the roles, rehearsals, and more importantly in the daily production problems. King Lear is a story that is easy to understand. It only requires the right cast for the audience to remain intrigued. In this particular play, the style will come from the content. The actors and director must understand the play. It is the artistic vision of the director that guides the actors to a worthy play. The director moves from theoretical directions to direct coaching. Relevance of the Play
Surname 2Shakespeare's King Lear holds a strong appeal to today's audiences. It explores the universal idea of loyalty and power. Shakespeare is known to be involved with writings that explore universal themes. Such writings will always have their relevance in any society. The theme of power as explored in the play symbolizes how modern society has a knack for retainingpower. As much as he wanted to retire from the throne, he still had the need to retain some power. This is witnessed in his expectation to be taken care off in every need. The lack of communication skills as witnessed in the story result in family dysfunction and sibling rivalry. King Lear's relevance in today's society symbolizes economic empowerment and class division. Edmund of example, plays a role that symbolizes a life under distinctly unfair economic laws. Another relevant theme in the play is the lack of correct judgement to sense the different characters of the daughters. The relevance of the play also plays out through the family feuds in today's society. The tragedy is based on both internal fighting among family members and external fighting among the different conventions based on the family history. Understanding of the character list Aside from the themes, the director will also need to understand each character and assign them based on the character features. For example, Cordelia is one of those held in high regard by the kingdom. She is a character that should demonstrate virtuous behavior in the play.