Skip Navigation
Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater

King Lear

This show has closed.

Browse more shows you may also be interested in.

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
Gift Cards
Give the gift of Broadway
Buy Now
Sam Waterston stars as the title character in the Public Theater's production of Shakespeare's classic tragedy.

Recent Buzz


Read More

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.