Even if you have never gotten theater tickets before, you can likely
name one playwright. Nearly every literate person in the world has probably heard of William Shakespeare. He is the man behind
many of the most well-known stories in theater. One of his best is arguably King Lear, and the story is just as impactful
today as it was centuries ago.
Power can often bring out the worst in someone. In Shakespeare's King Lear, Lear is the King of England. In his old age,
he is ready to distribute his power to his three daughters. He wants to gage how much each loves him and is tricked by two
of his daughters' flattery. Another refuses to flatter and gives the truth. This is the backdrop to all of the drama on display
when you get King Lear tickets.
As a response to his daughters, King Lear distributes his power to the two who flattered and banished the third, Cordelia,
who then marries the King of France. Lear expects the two remaining daughters to accommodate him, but he soon learns that
he isn't esteemed in their presence. The realization of his mistake leads to quite the conflict.