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Lessons of ‘King Lear’ illuminated on screen, in HD

Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, “King Lear,” next up in San Juan Community Theatre’s series of National Theatre Live in HD. - Contributed photo
Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, “King Lear,” next up in San Juan Community Theatre’s series of National Theatre Live in HD.
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The fall can prove extraordinary and ruinous when the powerful succumb to flattery, jealousy and self-deceit.

Perhaps no better portrayal of such circumstances exists than Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, “King Lear,” next up in San Juan Community Theatre’s series of National Theatre Live in HD presentations, Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m.

Lear, an aged king, divides his kingdom between his three daughters according to which is most eloquent in praising him. Cordelia, his favorite, says nothing and Lear’s world descends into chaos.

Simon Russell Beale stars in the title role of the live theater production from London, directed by Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, James Bond: Skyfall).

Purchase tickets, $20 adults ($18 SJCT members), $10 students, at the theater box office or online, at www.sjctheatre.org.

 

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