Family, Politics and the State. A look at Lear from a modern feminist point of view and opening up discussions in class about gender roles in Shakespeare's text. Investigating the famous tragedy through different perspectives. This program juxtaposes the Text as performed, against specially written scenes to illustrate the issues of Family from a character perspective. By focusing on the characters of Lear's daughters, you can see how family politics as played out in King Lear' are at once profound and enduring.