Venue Details

46 Star Starred
BAM- Harvey Theater
Between Ashland Place and Rockwell Place 651 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Cate DeMarco
The weather was FREEZING. I wore Jeans and boots with a blouse and cardigan, my fiance wore a button down and khakis. .
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Cate DeMarco
The 2, 3 and the Q come here and it is a SUPER EASY trip from Manhattan
travel Jan 08 2014 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

22 ratings
4.0 average rating
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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 30 2014

The set and effects were perfect, Langella was awesome, and the actress who played Cordelia was fantastic! I also really loved the villain Edmund, he did a great job.

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Jay L
8 events
6 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 09 2014

Was an unexpectedly excellent production and I would highly recommend it to any Shakespeare fan. Frank Langella was just in top form and couldn't have done a better job.... continued

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8 events
3 reviews
21 stars
attended Jan 30 2014

The ensemble performance of King Lear was amazing. The only problem I encountered was the man in the adjacent seat was markedly obese and his thighs kept spilling over on... continued

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Website

http://www.bam.org/theater/2014/king-lear

Quotes & Highlights

“A magnificent incredulity flows, as hot and coursing as lava, from Frank Langella’s King Lear when he discovers that people are no longer quaking when he commands. It is evident in the affronted set of those boulder shoulders that here is someone who has never, ever been disobeyed.” -New York Times
“Langella finds excellent variety and vocal dynamism in his grueling role: Lear rumbles, he sings, he bellows - and when the unhoused ruler really loses it, he screams hysterically. Musical, muscular, fearsome yet tragically human, he’s every inch a king._" -Time Out New York (four stars) _
“Super-clean staging and tight ensemble work provide strong support for Langella … his performance has such breadth and nuance that it’s something of a revelation.” -Variety
“Frank Langella [is] a commanding Lear … what impresses is [his] spellbinding power … we have not only a star but a real actor: one who follows the familiar arc of Lear’s moral awakening, but who also makes the part his own.” —The Guardian
“Frank Langella brings thunderous power to his performance as King Lear in a lucid production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.” —_"Daily Telegraph":http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/10439322/King-Lear-Minerva-Theatre-Chichester-review.html _
“Langella booms with … authority. … He is great to watch.” —_"Daily Mail":http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2507655/Lear-booms-presidential-presence-PATRICK-MARMIONS-review-King-Lear.html _
Read a New York Times interview with Frank Langella.

Description

Running time is approximately three hours, including intermission.