This was the set text in sixth form. It’s deep, passionate and each character is intelligently flawed. We sat on hard benches at The Globe in the rain, and I think I cried a bit. ‘Howl, howl, howl, howl! O, you are men of stones:
Had I your tongues and eyes, I’d use them so
That heaven’s vault should crack. She’s gone forever!
I know when one is dead, and when one lives;
She’s dead as earth.’
Robert Foxworth as King Lear in the 2010 Shakespeare Festival production of King Lear directed by Adrian Noble, June 12 – Sept. 23, 2010 at The Old Globe. Photo by Craig Schwartz.