»When people who felt connected for a long time suddenly begin to speak in very different languages, the day of judgement is near. Or they are simply all crazy.« The end of an era – the queen is abdicating. She calls her three children in to divide their inheritance, which she ties to public declarations of love. When her favourite child Cordelia refuses to grant her this hollow gesture of submission, Lear casts her out and thus becomes an outcast herself. The self-destruction of a structure believed to be stable is absolute. So vast, so well-known and so eerily contemporary, this old story. Director Christian Weise unfurls with his ensemble a cryptic, poetic and mocking play about the end.
Interview with Corinna Harfouch
Interview with Christian Weise
Photo: Esra Rotthoff
Stage photos: Ute Langkafel