April 12, 2010

The Donmar King Lear

I genuinely don't know how excited I am about this - Michael Grandage is directing Derek Jacobi in King Lear at the Donmar, opening in December. I've enjoyed the three Grandage productions I've seen, but they have all been rather safe, which is the same reaction I've had to Jacobi's performances in the past. Still, the Donmar have good form and it'll be interesting to see Lear in that relatively intimate space.

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  1. Duncan

    What about the prospect of Sam Mendes directing Simon Russell Beale as Lear for the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival?


    23 Apr 2010, 09:39

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Peter Kirwan is Teaching Associate in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama at the University of Nottingham and a reviewer of Shakespearean theatre for several academic journals.

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