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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:00 AM // Michigan Theater

RSC Live in HD:
Shakespeare’s King Lear

 

Antony Sher plays King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays.

High-Definition Broadcasts from Royal Shakespeare Company. Presented in partnership with the Michigan Theater.

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom among his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same respect and authority he has always known. Misjudging his children’s loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth, and power that he had taken for granted. Alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

This performance is 3 hours 15 minutes long, including a 20-minute intermission.

Artist Website

https://www.rsc.org.uk/
12/5/16 12:00 AM
Michigan Theater

RSC Live in HD:
Shakespeare’s King Lear

DETAILS

Antony Sher plays King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays.

High-Definition Broadcasts from Royal Shakespeare Company. Presented in partnership with the Michigan Theater.

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom among his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same respect and authority he has always known. Misjudging his children’s loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth, and power that he had taken for granted. Alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

This performance is 3 hours 15 minutes long, including a 20-minute intermission.

Artist Website

https://www.rsc.org.uk/
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