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When we are born, we cry that we are come/To this great stage of fools. – King Lear, William Shakespeare.
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters according to whom is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing, occasioning one of the greatest of tragedies…
Simon Russell Beale, whose recent appearances at the National include Timon of Athens and Collaborators, takes the title role, and the play is directed by Oscar-winning film and theatre director, Sam Mendes (An American Beauty, Skyfall).
Critic Michael Billington says of the production: “A magnetic and unorthodox Lear…Russell Beale brings out the moment-by-moment contradictions within Lear“. Billington also says that it is a production that ”combines a cosmic scale with an intimate sense of detail.“
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