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William Shakespeare: King Lear

National Theatre Live
William Shakespeare: King Lear

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NT Live

Transmission from the Olivier Theatre

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

With Greek subtitles

– William Shakespeare: King Lear

Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: 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.

«When we are born, we cry that we are come
To this great stage of fools»

“Riveting. Simon Russell Beale is extraordinary” Daily Express
“Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale’s production is worth the wait.” Independent

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