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National Theater Live: King Lear

Thursday, October 26, 9:00am

This film is being screened at Spruce Peak Arts (122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, VT 05672). 

Join Spruce Peak Arts for three of Shakespeare’s most famous works with incredible actors. The National Theatre is one of the world’s most celebrated theatres for Shakespeare and contemporary theater. These HD screen versions are beautifully adapted from their stage productions and the next best thing to seeing the productions live. These screenings are available for both student groups and the public. 

King Lear By William Shakespeare

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.