King Lear (Donmar Warehouse / NT)

DOI: 10.5040/9781350935136.01

Duration: 2:36:37

  • King Lear 2:36:37

Age recommendation: 12+

This Donmar Warehouse production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 3rd February, 2011.

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. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question. One of the greatest works in western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil.

The acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare’s most harrowing tragedy, starring Sir Derek Jacobi and directed by Tony Award winning Michael Grandage (Red).

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Earl of Kent: Michael Hadley
Earl of Gloucester: Paul Jesson
Edmund: Alec Newman
King Lear: Derek Jacobi
Goneril: Gina McKee
Regan: Justine Mitchell
Cordelia: Pippa Bennett-Warner
Duke of Albany: Tom Beard
Duke of Cornwall: Gideon Turner
Duke of Burgundy: Stefano Braschi
King of France: Ashley Zhangazha
Edgar: Gwilym Lee
Oswald: Amit Shah
The Fool: Ron Cook
Gentleman: Harry Attwell
Old Servant: Derek Hutchinson

Director: Michael Grandage
Designer: Christopher Oram
Lighting Designer: Neil Austin
Composer and Sound Designer: Adam Cork

From King Lear


National Theatre

William Shakespeare

ISBN: 9781350935136

Series: National Theatre Collection