King Lear by William Shakespeare

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.’

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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.

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