In A festival in which headlines have been generated by big-scale, visually spectacular Polish productions of Macbeth (TR Warszawa's cinematic show for the International Festival and Teatr Biuro Podrózy's outdoor Fringe presentation on stilts), it is an ostensibly more modest piece, inspired by King Lear, which is most memorable. Songs Of Lear by Teatr Piesn Kozła (Song Of The Goat Theatre) of Wrocław – which interweaves small fragments of Shakespeare's text with polyphonic song, carefully choreographed movement and live music – is not only the most deeply affecting show I have seen in Edinburgh this summer, it is also one of the most profoundly moving theatre productions I have ever experienced.
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