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The Old Globe Presents 'King Lear'


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Jun 12 - Sep 23, 2010[days & times]
  • WHERE Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego
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  • AGES 3+
  • COST $29 - $62

One of the greatest and most powerful dramas in western literature, "KING LEAR" is the ultimate family drama told against a background of intense political intrigue. Lear, an aging monarch, has decided to divide his kingdom between his three daughters – each to receive land and wealth in proportion to their declaration of love for him. Two of them compete to flatter their father, while the one loving daughter, Cordelia, refuses to play the game and is exiled. Seduced by his daughters flattery, Lear sets in motion a catastrophic series of events that will destroy his kingdom, his family and ultimately his sanity.

Adrian Noble directs Shakespeare’s masterpiece, at once an intimate story of family and mortality and a tragedy of grand scope. "King Lear" has riveted audiences for centuries, and Noble’s imaginative production is sure to be a major theatrical event.

Schedule: Saturday, June 12 - Thursday, September 23, 2010.

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Location: Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, Old Globe

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Robert Foxworth as King Lear and Bruce Turk as the Fool i...

Above: Robert Foxworth as King Lear and Bruce Turk as the Fool in the 2010 Shakespeare Festival production of "King Lear" directed by Adrian Noble, June 12 - Sept. 23, 2010 at The Old Globe. Photo by Craig Schwartz.


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