Shakespeare in modern English.
King Lear deciding to retire and divide his kingdom between his three daughters: Regan, Goneril, and Cordelia; asking them to express their love for him. His two older daughters Goneril and Regan shower him with flattering words, while honest Cordelia refuses the empty flattery. This enrages Lear, therefore he banishes Cordelia. Losing all the faithful people around him, King is left to the hands of power-hungry vultures. Here starts King Lear’s tragedy. Performed by Tampere’s International Theatre group ”Shakespeare’s Children” and directed by Dilek Yesilova-Leino.