King Lear

Michael Coveney: 'Donald Sinden was one of the greatest comic actors of the last century'
By Michael Coveney · 12 Sep 2014

Sinden was known for his landmark performances in the great classical comedies

Michael Coveney: Petherbridge revives his vaudeville Lear, more Bard news from the RSC
By Michael Coveney · 11 Sep 2014

My Perfect Mind returns to the Young Vic, while there are some strange things on the horizon in Stratford

Antony Sher stars in Death of a Salesman at RSC; Hugh Quarshie plays Othello
By Theo Bosanquet · 3 Sep 2014

The new season also features a return for former artistic director Trevor Nunn, and a tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016

Notes from New York: We trade Lindsay Lohan for Helen Mirren and sing obscenities with Idina Menzel
By Bethany Rickwald · 22 Aug 2014

We also remember those Broadway legends we've lost

King Lear (tour – Bury St Edmunds)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 9 Jul 2014

Last year's production of "King Lear" by Shakespeare's Globe is once more on its travels. A short UK tour then takes Bill Buckhurst's compressed staging to the USA after a brief season on the South Bank.

Petherbridge's Perfect Mind revived for Young Vic and tour
By Theo Bosanquet · 11 Jun 2014

The acclaimed show centres on a stroke the veteran actor suffered while rehearsing for King Lear

King Lear (Cockpit Theatre)
By Michael Coveney · 12 Mar 2014

Stage veteran David Ryall impresses as the eponymous monarch in Darker Purpose Theatre's production

Michael Coveney: RSC asks, which is Shakespeare's most popular play? And which is the best?
By Michael Coveney · 5 Mar 2014

Michael Coveney looks at the recent poll from the Royal Shakespeare Company looking at the public's favourite Shakespeare play

Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale's 'extraordinary' Lear
By Editorial Staff · 24 Jan 2014

Sam Mendes' production of King Lear starring Simon Russell Beale opened at the NT Olivier last night (23 January 2014)

Michael Coveney: King Lear sponsors, stand-ins and other shout-outs
By Michael Coveney · 24 Jan 2014
Simon Russell Beale in King Lear© Mark Douet Simon Russell Beale's last Shakespearean performance at the National, Timon of Athens, was a brilliantly sarcastic update on the re