National Theatre Live Screening of Shakespeare's King Lear with Derek Jacobi
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The last date listed for King Lear - National Theatre Live HD Broadcast was Sunday February 20, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Ben W.
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I have been in awe of Derek Jacobi's acting since I first saw him in the TV mini-series, "I, Claudius" in 1976. He is just as awesome as King Lear. It was a wonderful performance. I would like to see it again soon. I was pleased to see the large theatre comfortably full.
Quotes & Highlights
- "The finest King Lear I have ever seen." --Daily Telegraph
- "London has not seen so moving and intelligent a production of King Lear in years. And, who knows, it may be still more extraordinary in cinematic close-up when screened worldwide as part of National Theatre Live." --Variety
"Who is it that can tell me who I am?"
An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. 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.
Derek Jacobi’s long and distinguished career includes his Olivier Award-winning performance as Malvolio in Michael Grandage’s production of Twelfth Night (Donmar West End) and A Voyage Round My Father (Donmar and Wyndham’s Theatre). Jacobi’s other theatre work includes Don Carlos (Sheffield Crucible and Gieldgud Theatre), The Tempest (Sheffield Crucible and Old Vic) - both directed by Michael Grandage, and Hollow Crown (RSC). Renowned for his role as Claudius in I, Claudius, his recent screen credits include Gosford Park and Gladiator.
King Lear marks National Theatre LIve's second collaboration with another British theatre company, following the highly successful broadcast of Complicite’s A Disappearing Number last year. National Theatre Live brings you the best of British theatre broadcast from London to a world-wide audience via satellite to over 300 venues in 22 countries around the globe.
A season of seven incredible plays and musicals captured live in high-definition and broadcast around the world. The productions are shot in an up-close-and-personal style so you'll feel like you're there. Save money on a trip abroad and experience the best of the British stage as we transform our theatre into a state-of-the-art cinema!