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Shakespeare’s Globe: King Lear
23rd September 2017 2:00 pm
Please note this broadcast was due to be screened live on Thursday 21st September however will now be recorded and screened on Saturday 23rd September at 2pm.
‘Love, and be silent’
King Lear (Kevin R McNally) has three daughters, but no sons. Boldly he makes a decision to divide his kingdom 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.
Running time: Approx. 3 hours 5 mins including an interval