King Lear is an in-depth study of love, power and death. Through this film Shakespeare is saying, "Don't blame the gods or the heaven's for the horrors committed on earth. No. Blame hellish inhumanity on those who inhabit the earth."
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Classic Theatre International - under the direction of Alexander Barnett, director of the film King Lear (2016) - produced the first American stage production of the play King Lear to tour Europe. See more
1. I am a very foolish fond old man, Fourscore and upward, not an hour more or less; And, to deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind.
Version of The Tragedy of King Lear