Maureen Dowd: When the Mad Led the Blind

From a New York Times column by Maureen Dowd headlined “When the Mad Led the Blind”:

For weeks, the hottest ticket in Washington has been the British director Simon Godwin’s searing “King Lear” with a phenomenal Patrick Page, put on by the Shakespeare Theater Company.

“It’s a critique of the gerontocracy,” Drew Lichtenberg, the theater’s dramaturg, said, a parable on clinging to power “when leaders are too old and unwilling to step down and let others learn how to do the job.”