King Lear Globe DVD 2019

King Lear Globe DVD 2019

King Lear had three daughters, but no sons.


Boldly he makes a decision to divide his country among his children, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear finds himself adrift, wandering homeless and destitute. As he comes to realize the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity/


King Lear's tempestuous poetry is shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, as the notion of familial love is questioned and torn apart.


Cast: Louisa Beadel (Ensemble / Musician); Emily Bruni (Goneril); Burt Caesar (Gloucester); Ralph Davis (Edmund); Joshua James (Edgar); Kevin R McNally (Lear); Chris Nayak (Oswald / Burgundy); Loren O’Dair (Fool); Thomas Padden (Albany); Saskia Reeves (Kent); Sirine Saba (Regan); Faz Singhateh (Cornwall); Kenton Thomas (Ensemble); Boum Tihngang (France); Anjana Vasan (Cordelia)


With Kevin R McNally in the title role, Nancy Meckler's production has 'an underlying through-line of intelligence and sensitivity, and strong supporting performances abound' (The Telegraph)