King Lear RSC Reviews - Barbican

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Barbican

Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

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Booking From: Friday, 9th December 2016
Booking Until: Friday, 9th December 2016
Show Status: production_closed
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Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 review(s)

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Latest Review: "Certainly the finest Lear you will ever see. Possibly the greatest performance in a theatre you w..."

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    Sunday, 20th Nov 2016 by RobRoy

Certainly the finest Lear you will ever see. Possibly the greatest performance in a theatre you will ever see. Our greatest living actress at her peak.7

    Friday, 4th Nov 2016 by dorcas

I saw the 3rd performance, therefore preview. Right from the point when we watched supernumeraries vacuuming carpet on the stage floor over and over again pretending it was needed. Others walking about with headphones etc. Setting up a television production. This concept was carried through the play, it was at odds with a semi naturalist approach, the declamatory way of speech occasionally

interrupted with characters holding scripts.

The fifth act obviously hadnt been rehearsed enough. Actors standing with feet apart as though in buckets of cement. Hopefully the director has helped them for later shows

Seemed ridiculous that Lear was obviously a woman yet constantly referred to as King.

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