Shakespeare: King Lear / Royal Shakespeare Co.
Label: OPUS ARTE
ANDREWS BYRNE CHUKWU CLYDE COONEY CULLINANE DIOUF ESSIEDU FENNESSY GOLDING GRIFFITHS GWYNNE JOHNSTONE MONDA
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgement, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known. Misjudging his children's loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken fro granted. Alone in the wilderness he is elft to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point. Following his performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's great 20th century American tragedy Dealth of a Salesman, Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare.