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Happy Valentine’s Day from the cast of King Lear

By A Noise Within
February 9, 2017

To celebrate Valentine’s Day next week, we interrupted rehearsals for King Lear and asked a few of the actors for their favorite romantic sonnets. Click the videos below to see ANW Resident Artist Rafael Goldstein and ANW guest artists Trisha Miller and Kasey Mahaffy each read one of Shakespeare’s most romantic sonnets!


  1. Test Yourself. See if you can identify each of the sonnets! (Check your answers below.)
  2. Pick your favorite and send it to your Valentine!
  3. Don’t miss your chance to see Rafael, Trisha, and Kasey on stage! Click here for tickets to King Lear!



Rafael Goldstein, Edgar in King Lear  | Sonnet 18 “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

Trisha Miller, Goneril in King Lear | Sonnet 116 “Love is an ever fixed mark…”

Kasey Mahaffy, The Fool in King Lear | Sonnet 20 “Mine be thy love…”

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