As Bardfilm loyalists know (and I know you want to count yourself among their number), I often write songs to help students remember the key terms of the plays we've covered in my Shakespeare course.
Past hits include Bob Dylan singing the plot of Measure for Measure (for which, q.v.) and "Bottom Dreamed a Dream" from the hit off-Broadway musical Pyramus! (for which, q.v.).
This past semester, I decided that King Lear needed some attention. And our university had just produced a delightful version of Singin' in the Rain, so it seemed only natural to think of some way to articulate King Lear's thoughts while he heads out into the rain to rage against the machine . . . or, really, against fate, his daughters, his losses, his madness—what have you.
Here, then, is "King Lear in the Rain." Enjoy!
Note: In case the video above fails to embed properly, I'm attaching a blog-native version here.