Lectures will prelude opening of ‘King Lear’ at University of Miami

Works of The Bard will be explored in a series of lectures at the University of Miami as a prelude to the opening of the university’s production of “King Lear.”

The lectures will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday with author Delpha Charles’ discussion of her book “A Caribbean Accent to Shakespeare’s Voice,” which sets Shakespeare’s words and themes in a series of stories about the Caribbean. The lecture will be held in the CAS Gallery, 1210 Stanford Dr.

“Looking at Lear: Images from the Folger Picture Archive” will examine Shakespearean images, manuscripts and costumes at 4 p.m. Feb. 13. This lecture will also be in the CAS Gallery.

“The Passions of the Air in King Lear and Macbeth,” a discussion of Shakespeare’s use of weather symbolism, will be 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the third floor conference room of the Otto G. Richter Library, 1300 Memorial Dr.

“King Lear” opens at 8 p.m., Feb. 20 at the University of Miami’s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre.

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