NT Live: King Lear

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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.

  • Released on
    01/05/14
  • Cast members
    Simon Russell Beale
  • Running time
    180 minutes
  • Directed by
    Sam Mendes
  • Language
    English

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