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King Lear archiveKing Lear divides his Kingdom between his daughters according to a declaration of their love for him. His eldest Goneril and Regan exaggerate their affection and inherit. His youngest daughter Cordelia speaks only the truth and is banished. So begins the tragedy of King Lear, whose dignity, sanity and finally life are torn from him by a self-seeking younger generation, ambitious for his power. What is love, what is madness, what is truth - Shakespeare explores these questions together with many others in King Lear, widely considered to be his greatest tragedy. The first time Peter Hall has directed Lear and the first time Alan Howard has played him.
Performers Alan Howard, Victoria Hamilton, Greg Hicks.
Author Shakespeare. Company Peter Hall Company. Director Peter Hall.

King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01701604649. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

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25 Aug 97
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6 Dec 97
Old Vic Theatre
West End
Greater London

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