This is a live Broadcast being shown in HD at The Michigan Theater. It is of the National Theater in London and is starring Ian McKellan. Ian McKellan is well known for his role as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, but McKellan is also famous for his role in Acting Shakespeare where he performs monologues from Shakespeare plays. McKellan is almost 80 years old, and this could be one of the last opportunities to ever see him perform Shakespeare.
King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. It is a story of ignored love, betrayal, ambition, treachery, and violence told through the eyes of two aging fathers. If you don’t have a lot of experience seeing Shakespeare’s plays, this one is a classic and I recommend coming!