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Theater

King Lear

 
US Premiere
 
Apr 28—Jun 5, 2011
 
 
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RUN TIME: 195min with intermission
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Presented by the Donmar Warehouse and BAM

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Grandage

“One of the most keenly awaited Shakespearean performances of recent times…”
—The Guardian (UK)

Sir Derek Jacobi is King Lear. Known to American audiences for his Broadway (Uncle Vanya, Much Ado About Nothing), film (Hamlet, Dead Again), and television work (I, Claudius), the legendary British actor takes on one of Shakespeare's greatest roles in a major new production from director Michael Grandage and the brilliant team behind six-time Tony Award-winning Red, the renowned Donmar Warehouse (Creditors, 2010 Spring Season).

An aging monarch. A kingdom divided. A child's love rejected. Lear's world descends into chaos, and all that he once believed is now threatened. Unrivaled theatrical partners, Tony and Olivier Award winners Jacobi and Grandage (The Tempest, Don Carlos, and Twelfth Night) bring the drama's grand themes to vivid life in a production that unites one of the great actors of our time and one of England's most revered directors.

Set and costume design by Christopher Oram
Lighting design by Neil Austin
Composition and sound design by Adam Cork