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National Theatre of London: King Lear

Academy Award® winner
Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to
direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in
the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

 An aged king decides to
divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is
most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s
world descends into chaos.