STAGE RUSSIA: KING LEAR

2019 / stage production / 2 hrs 50 min (with one 15 minute intermission) / directed by Yury Butusov/ written by William Shakespeare / country: Russia / language: Russian / subtitles: English

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Yury Butusov’s brilliant, award-winning staging of King Lear tells us a story in which the collapse of a family, the collapse of a country, and the collapse of an individual are all connected to each other. In Shakespeare’s classic work, Lear imagined himself to be God’s equal – and so he divided his kingdom between his daughters just to see what would happen. Featuring 4 time Golden Mask Award-winning actor Konstantin Raikin as Lear.

Filmed before a live audience from Satirikon Arkady Raikin Russian State Theatre.

To see a preview of this production, click here. Spoilers ahoy.

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