National Theatre Live in HD: King Lear

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National Theatre Live in HD: King Lear

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty) returns to the National to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
7:00pm-10:00pm
BFVAC - Loew Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required.

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 tragedy. An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. When his favorite Cordelia says nothing, Lear’s world descends into chaos. Runtime: 210m

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