SONGS OF LEAR
Song of the Goat Theater
Devised, premiered and toured internationally.
“The performance is ceremonial, consecrated and sanctified, rich in the essence of the play. My five stars were laid bare on outstretched palms, offered in reverence.”
— Fringe Biscuit —
“The song “War” feels primal, guttural…
with powerhouse, wailing vocal from Julianna Bloodgood that seemed she was summoning the God of War himself.”
- Deborah Klayman, The Reviews Hub, London -
Songs of Lear is a non-linear dramatic event that shows the world of subtle energies and rhythms that govern Shakespeare’s tragedy. The ensemble members have chosen crucial scenes from King Lear to weave a story out of gestures, words and music. Each song is a starting point for another ‘dramatic poem’. Here the music becomes character, relationships and events. The creative process has been divided into several phases: preparation of the concert, dramatizing the songs (an oratorio), creating movement and visual structures, integrating text, music and movement and finally molding the performance into a mature shape.
Songs of Lear had its international premiere during Fringe Festival in Edinburgh in August 2012, where it received three prestigious awards: Scotsman Fringe First, Herald Archangel and Musical Theatre Matters Special Award. Songs of Lear was recognized by The List as the “highest ranked performance” during the 2012 festival.
Director: Grzegorz Bral
Music: Jean–Claude Acquaviva, Maciej Rychły