Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 7:00p -
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Film, Performing Arts
Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.
National Theatre Live (NT Live) is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theater to cinemas around the world. The Coolidge is proud to serve as a venue for this series of plays — captured live in high-definition — from London\’s prestigious National Theatre.