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Shakespeare’s King Lear on stage in London


Bette A. Stevens:

Shakespeare’s messages never get old… ~Bette A. Stevens

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

This video from Britain is called King Lear.

By Gordon Parsons in Britain:

Theatre: King Lear

Tuesday 4th February 2014

In its depiction of societal and personal breakdown, a new production of King Lear by Sam Mendes speaks directly and uncomfortably to our own times, says GORDON PARSONS

King Lear

National Theatre, London SE1

4 Stars

More than any other of Shakespeare‘s plays, this great symphonic drama of the human condition has mirrored each successive age, often unbearably, with its own self-image.

Our own nihilistic day, obsessed with media accounts of what seems the dissolution of both civilised society and personal relationships, finds its ugly reflection in Sam Mendes’s eagerly awaited production.

From the opening, when Simon Russell Beale‘s ageing dictator enters his conference chamber walled with his own military imperial guard, we recognise a common scene of power and insecurity.

Ordered to express the degree…

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On Hampstead Heath and Thereabouts


British writer Stephen Benatar hosts Anne Boleson on her London tour.

On Hampstead Heath and Thereabouts.

British writer Stephen Benatar hosts Maine writer Anne Britting Boleson on her recent tour of London. I took this virtual tour and learned a thing or two! Bette A. Stevens

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