By William Shakespeare
From 6 August 2014
Performed at the Globe and touring on a small-scale, Elizabethan-style stage.
£15 - £38 seats
Edgar/Duke of Cornwall/Duke of Burgundy
Earl of Kent
Edmund/Oswald/King of France
Duke of Gloucester/ Duke of Albany/Doctor
Old King Lear, weary of royal duties, proposes to break up his kingdom and divide it among his three daughters. But this rash generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear discovers too late the false values by which he has lived – and, in turn, the suffering common to all humanity.
Its tempestuous poetry shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, King Lear is one of the deepest artistic explorations of the human condition.