An original approach to Shakespeare’s King Lear: Michael Pennington takes us on a fascinating journey through the play from the point of view of Lear himself and others. Although Michael also writes about his own New York acting experience in 2014, the major part of the book comprises chapters devoted to commentary on the play, its thoughts, motives and its themes in Lear’s own words, and other chapters equally devoted to similar commentary from other characters in the play.

-Oberon Books


King Lear in Brooklyn

Published by Oberon Books April 2016

ISBN: 9781783193264


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…memorable contribution to the genre…I doubt that you’ll find more feet-on-the-boards information about, and insights into, the Lear role in any other single volume.

-The Stage

Michael has several appearances lined up over the next few months.

They are entitled King Lear in Brooklyn and Chekhov in Siberia.

The former consists of readings from the book, plus a signing and Q & A;

The latter is not the full length Chekhov show but an hour’s dramatised reading of the Chekhov’s travels in Siberia - which was originally a radio production which Michael has now adapted for the stage.

Click here for a list of the venues and contact details: