Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare's tragedy. |
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear's world descends into chaos.
'Genuinely gripping. Simon Russell Beale movingly captures Lear's terrified intimations of madness.'
'Simon Russell Beale proves once again why he is one of our great actors.'
'Simon Russell Beale is magnetic. An exceptional production.'
'Never ceases to astonish. Simon Russell Beale is at his best.'
'Riveting. Simon Russell Beale is extraordinary.'
Cinestudio Theater (View)
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106
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