Thien gave a succinct and compelling summary of King Lear, explained some of the value which may be drawn from suffering, and how the characters in King Lear respond to evil. In his presentation he especially emphasized patient endurance and thankfulness. Several students in the audience commented that Thien's presentation made them want to read King Lear for themselves.
Dr. Creighton Lindsay served as the director for Thien's project, and Dr. Seymour House and Dr. Andrew Cummings served as his readers. Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, served as the English standards reader.