NT Live: King Lear

NT Live: King Lear

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (the James Bond film Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (The Deep Blue Sea, Into the Woods) 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 favorite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.


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