As they set up the first scene you could really tell that they knew what they were doing as you could really feel the suspenseful atmosphere they were setting up. I especially like the bastard son, Edward, as he brought this sense that you never know whose side he was on at that time so he really brought that suspenseful atmosphere up a notch. Then,as the play progressed and King Lear went mad the actor who played him brought this to life fantastically as him screeching and yelling and muttering random things yet you could still hear them made it feel like you we're actually there, running around after this old man who was slowly, but surely, losing his sanity. After that, when Reagan and gonnerril rip out Cornwall's eyes it made you hate the characters so much because they brought the emotion and the horror of the scene together so well. Then, at the end,when king Lear's favourite daughter, cornelia, died and then he does of sadness the depressing, sad feeling this scene had and the way they brought it to life was enough to bring a tear to your eye (and it did!)
This concludes my review of King lear.
Tom Nattress, The North Halifax Grammar School :