Lear is one of Shakespeare's pinnacle achievements, a drama-legend. Its plot is the subject of numerous interpretations, sometimes extremely different from each other, but agreeing on one thing: Shakespeare's vision is one of the most profound and pessimistic studies of human nature. In order to deal with this text, the director must have not only professional skills and knowledge about the drama, but also human experience, because only this allows the motivations and behavior of the characters to be penetrated.
The challenge of staging a master drama - great for a single artist and for both theater groups joining their forces - is undertaken by Anna Augustynowicz, an award-winning and experienced director, for whom Shakespeare's dramaturgy is, next to new, contemporary texts, the most important material for stage work. The minimalism of the stage means used, the restraint in showing the director's ego, and at the same time the perfection and awareness of the stage, as well as sensitivity to the issue of the spectacle's communicativeness, mean that in her performances
the author's intentions emerge more clearly than elsewhere.