National Theatre Live: King Lear

Genre:  Drama
Release Date: February 3, 2011 (limited)

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Cast: Derek Jacobi, Gina McKee, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Justine Mitchell, Tom Beard

Synopsis

"Who is it that can tell me who I am?"

An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child's love rejected. As Lear's world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question.

One of the greatest works in western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil.

Director: Michael Grandage
Studio: National Theatre, London
Screenplay: William Shakespeare

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