He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production in Georg Buchner's play, "Danton's Death;" Adrian Mitchell's play, "Tyger;" Jean Giraudoux's play, "Amphitryon 38;" Luigi Pirandello's play, "The Rules of the Game;" and Eugene O'Neill's play, "Long Day's Journey Into Night;" at the New Theatre in London, ...
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[In 1983] If you're 75, which I am, it's damned hard to find parts. Lear is the only star part for an old man that I know of - I've never heard of a good play about Methusaleh. I played the title role only once before the Old Vic. I was 39. When you're younger, Lear doesn't feel real. When you get to my age, you 'are' Lear in every nerve of your body.
Roles in Shakespeare adaptations