William Shakespeare's King Lear

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King Lear has three daughters, but no sons. Boldly he makes a decision to divide his country among his children, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear finds himself adrift, wandering homeless and destitute. As he comes to realize the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity. King Lear’s tempestuous poetry is shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, as the notion of familial love is questioned and torn apart. With Kevin R McNally in the title role, Nancy Meckler’s production has ‘an underlying through-line of intelligence and sensitivity, and strong supporting performances abound’ (The Telegraph). Spoken in Shakespeare’s English.
Catalogue number OA1278D
Barcode 0809478012788
Release date 01/04/2019
Category 20th Century
Label Opus Arte
Format DVD
Number of discs 1
Artists Beadel, Louisa
Bruni, Emily
Caesar, Burt
McNally, Kevin R
Davis, Ralph
James, Joshua
Nayak, Chris
O'Dair, Loren
Padden, Thomas
Reeves, Saskia
Saba, Sirine
Singhateh, Faz
Thomas, Kenton
Tihngang, Buom
Vasan, Anjana
Meckler, Nancy
Composers Shakespeare, William
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