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King Lear

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King Lear, Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater, NYC Show Poster
Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Important Dates
Oct 18, 2011
Nov 08, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
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Sam Waterston stars as the title character in the Public Theater's production of Shakespeare's classic tragedy.

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King Lear, Shakespeare's masterpiece, is one of the towering works of world literature. In no other play is Shakespeare's tragic vision more terrifyingly clear-and nowhere in his canon does he create a richer or more complex set of characters. When King Lear divides his kingdom among his three daughters, he sets in motion a cascade of violence that sweeps the civilized world to the brink of chaos, and Lear to the edge of madness.