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.
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!