Marian Seldes, Phylicia Rashad Tell Tales from the Great Epics at Symphony Space
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London's National Theatre is broadcasting its original stage production of King Lear, and you can catch a live screening of the show at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space. Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens) in the title role of Shakespeare's epic tragedy. Regarded as among Shakespeare's greatest plays, King Lear depicts an aging monarch's descent into madness as his family and country are torn apart by the ambition and jealousy of his children. This sweeping legend depicts the devastating consequences of pride, as King Lear's hubris and his daughters' ambitions destroy not just their own family, but an entire nation as well. Learn More
Marian Seldes performs an excerpt from Virgil’s Aeneid, Phylicia Rashad performs an excerpt from Dante’s Inferno, and a third actor performs an excerpt from Homer's Iliad. These are just three of the most famous works from the oral literary tradition. From the wrath of Achilles to the swashbuckling adventures of the founder of Rome to the doomed love of Paolo and Francesca, these are gripping stories.