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William Shakespeare: King Lear

National Theatre Live
William Shakespeare: King Lear

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THEATRE AT MEGARON – NT LIVE

In collaboration with the British Embassy & the British Council in Athens

Recorded broadcast from London’s West End Duke of York’s Theatre

– William Shakespeare: King Lear

With Greek subtitles

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. King Lear was staged to great acclaim at the Duke of York’s Theatre, by Chichester Festival Theatre in 2017. Jonathan Munby directs a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play, featuring Ian McKellen ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear.

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