Who would think John Lithgow would give us such a piteous Lear?
Frank Langella will topline a new production of "King Lear" set to bow at the U.K.'s Chichester Festival Theater this fall prior to a early 2014 run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Production will…
Sam Waterston has played Hamlet, Prince Hal, Benedick and Prospero, so it's only fitting that he would tackle King Lear for his 12th appearance at the Public Theater in a Shakespeare play.
Derek Jacobi's Lear is upsetting not because he scales epic heights but because he so startlingly plumbs depths of terror.
Al Pacino will play the title role in "King Lear," an adaptation of the Shakespeare play that will be directed by Michael Radford.
Dark, mighty and poetic, Shakespeare's "King Lear" remains the definitive savage family drama -- a monumental tale of a betrayed monarch's descent into madness and grief.
Clarity is Trevor Nunn's hallmark. Not just his leading actor Ian McKellen but almost every cast member of Nunn's cross-cast RSC productions of "King Lear" and "The Seagull" uses telling…
The production of "King Lear" at the Electric Lodge is not merely the tale of a man who first grew old and then finally, tragically, wise. Under the thoughtful direction of Patsy Rodenburg, it is the…
For all the noise and fury --- the storm, really --- at the heart of "King Lear," Richard Eyre's new Royal National Theater production of the play will be remembered for its moments of piercing…
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