The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat's popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of Rome.
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when... See full summary »
Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. ... See full summary »
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Rory Kinnear is Mack the Knife in a new version of this landmark twentieth-century musical, broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's classic ... See full summary »
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Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of ... See full summary »
Tim Van Someren
I've seen at least a half dozen actors play Hamlet—many highly acclaimed—on screen and on stage. I saw Rory Kinnear's performance as part of National Theatre Live, and on the big screen. In Kinnear's performance, I felt I was seeing the Prince of Denmark for the first time. For the first time, I really understood the character and his motivation—not because I knew the play, but because Kinnear's Hamlet was a real person; he overcame the familiarity and the language to convey the internal life of the prince in an immediate and compelling way. I was engrossed in the character and the play, rather than seeing a Shakespeare classic. It made me a Kinnear fan for life.
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