Venue Details

1372 Star Starred
BAM Harvey Theater
Between Ashland Place and Rockwell Place 651 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
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This event was not at the main BAM theater but at the Harvey, which was a block away. Be sure to read your ticket carefully!
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Limitd food inside.After show or before plenty of restaurants
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25 ratings
4.0 average rating
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10 events
9 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 07 2014

I wish I had read the play before going to see it. We have the works of Shakespeare, I said I would get to it, but I never did. It's not critical to read first, but it would help enormously. The seats were great, the acting very good, well...continued

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9 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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Jonathan Landberg
12 events
8 reviews
15 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. (and when I got to will call I was happy to discover goldstar gave me a front...continued

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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": _
“Langella booms with … authority. … He is great to watch.” —_"Daily Mail": _
Read a New York Times interview with Frank Langella.


Running time is approximately three hours, including intermission.