Many references are made to religion in this production, and in one striking reference, Edgar played by Charles Aitken appears as a Christ like figure.
There isn’t a great deal to laugh about in King Lear, but what there is, is provided by the fool, played with beauty and perfection by Kathryn Hunter, who is both irreverent and loyal to the king in equal measure. A wonderful production that raises many questions, and as with all of Shakespeare’s tragedy’s, never fully answers them. That is our job and can only be done when the actors have played the truth.
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