Episode name: 2016 The Year of King Lear
Airdate: Oct 29, 2016
Episode overview: This year’s hottest play was written over 400 years ago – Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear. With five major productions taking place across 2016, this film looks at why Lear resonates so deeply with contemporary audiences. The programme includes contributions from Diana Rigg, Timothy West, Antony Sher and Nicholas Hytner on why Lear is widely viewed as Shakespeare’s towering achievement.
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