(Photo: The London Evening Standard)
The betrayed ex-king famously raged in Act 1, Scene 4:
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child!
Or as it is rendered in the ovine tongue:
Baa baa baa baa baa baa baa
Baa baa baa baaaaaa!
The Courtyard Theatre in London is presenting an experimental play called King Lear with Sheep. Here is a synopsis:
...A stubborn director is trying to put on a production of King Lear with a cast composed solely of sheep. As expected, his actors are both silent and mutinous. Much chaos ensues. King Lear with Sheep is an experimental re-evaluation of its famous predecessor that overturns theatrical conventions through the startling and revolutionary device of costumed sheep.
So it’s a play about the production of a play.
-via Dave Barry