Theater

King Lear

 
US Premiere
 
Jan 7—Feb 9, 2014
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: Approx 3hrs (with intermission)
SUBSCRIPTIONS START AT  $20
FULL PRICE TICKETS START AT  $25
 
 
 
Gallery seating is only accessible by 70 stairs. 
 
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By William Shakespeare
Chichester Festival Theatre
Directed by Angus Jackson

“…a mighty, magisterial turn by Frank Langella… Musical, muscular, fearsome yet tragically human, he’s every inch a king.”
—Time Out New York

A legendary presence on stage and screen, Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Frank Langella takes on King Lear. Betrayed by his daughters and shaken by his own mortality, Shakespeare’s aging patriarch wanders mad, as a kingdom disintegrates in the wake of his divested power. Langella joins forces with Britain’s Olivier Award-winning company Chichester Festival Theatre to present this monumental interpretation of the Bard’s tragedy.

Set design by Robert Innes Hopkins

Read the BAM program notes for King Lear
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Talks
King Lear: A Look into the BAM Hamm Archives
Thu, Jan 30, 2014
 
King Lear: A Look into the BAM Hamm Archives
Thu, Jan 30, 2014
 

Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro and BAM archivist Sharon Lehner explore the vast history of King Lear at BAM, in conjunction with this season’s production with Frank Langella.

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Classes
King Lear: Behind the Scenes
Sat, Feb 1, 2014
 
King Lear: Behind the Scenes
Sat, Feb 1, 2014
 

Actors, directors, arts administrators, and theater enthusiasts get an inside look at how a play gets mounted at BAM, with special focus on this season’s production of King Lear, featuring Frank Langella.

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BLOG 
In Context: King Lear 
 
Learn more about King Lear and Frank Langella with this curated selection of videos, articles, and more on the BAM blog.
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Galas & Parties
BAM Theater Gala: King Lear
 

Come ye lords and ladies for a royal celebration with a gamesome gala affair fit for a King. 

Thu, Feb 6, 2014
 
 
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Artists
Frank Langella
 

This legendary Tony-winning actor is best known for playing Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon.

 
 
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King Lear