King Lear

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Oberon Books, Aug 6, 2018 - Drama - 96 pages

Jonathan Munby's explosive revival of Shakespeare's epic tragedy transferred to the West End following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, performed by a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen as the embittered monarch in a fractured kingdom. This version of the text was edited and curated specially for the production.

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 shocking ends.

Tender, brutal, moving and epic,King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written.

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Unfortunately my rising 12th grader needed this book for her summer reading. She hated the book and found it difficult to follow. I chose this version because it updated the language somewhat and the ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Jonathan Munby's theatre credits include: King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre, Duke of York's Theatre), First Light (Minerva Theatre), Frozen (Theatre Royal Haymarket); King Kong: Legend of a Boxer (Fugard Theatre South Africa); All the Angels, The Merchant of Venice, Antony and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe, WhatsOnStage nomination for Best Shakespearean Production); Wendy and Peter Pan, The Canterbury Tales and Madness in Valencia (RSC), and Othello and Julius Caesar (Chicago Shakespeare Company).