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VenueOld Vic Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From25th August 1997
To6th December 1997
What is currently on at Old Vic Theatre (V402)

King Lear

King LearT01701604649
King 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.
Author Shakespeare

Archive :: production:T01701604649, play:S0555289637, venue:V402
Current production:Work

Production details

The first time Peter Hall has directed Lear and the first time Alan Howard has played him. Times vary, please check (evenings mostly 19:30, afternoons mostly 14:30). Tickets: £10 to £19. Aug97: 25, 26, 30. Sep97: 2, 3, 4m, 4, 5, 6, 11m, 16, 18m, 24, 30. Oct97: 2, 8, 14, 16m. Nov97: 13m, 21.


Company Peter Hall Company
Performer Alan Howard
Director Peter Hall
Performer Victoria Hamilton
Performer Greg Hicks

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