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The Preparation, Performance and Afterthoughts Concerning the Role of Regan in Shakespeare’s King Lear Tiffiney Carol Baker, M.F.A. University of Nebraska, 2010 Adviser: Harris Smith In April of 2009 I was cast as Regan Cornwall in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s main stage production of King Lear. Throughout the summer I researched various aspects of the playwright, the play’s origins, family dynamics and various other aspects concerning the world of the play in order to gain a clearer understanding of the character. The following is the documentation of my process divided into three sections. Section one contains historical research and a character analysis. Section two is a daily journal written during the rehearsal process. Section three contains interviews with the theater faculty concerning my performance.