King Lear (2012)

Almeida

King Lear (2012)

31 Aug 2012 - 03 Nov 2012

£8.00 - £32.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

3.8 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
3 reviews

3.2 out of 5.0

When Lear asks each of his daughters to profess their love for him, he is flattered by the false hyperbole of Regan and Goneril. When his youngest daughter Cordelia confesses to love him simply as a daughter should, his pride is dented and he casts her out of his kingdom. Too late to realise his mistake, and forced from power by his offspring, an increasingly impotent and frail Lear descends into madness.

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Peer Reviews (3)    

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This is a play I dearly love. Where did it fall short? I think that Lear started at too high an emotional level. He was screaming and railing in the first scene, and the volume just went up and up so that there was no where to go to get to the tragic conclusion. In fact, in the last act, the volume came down, and it was more affecting--perhaps partly because you could understand what Lear was sayi...

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07 Oct 2012

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