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Review: Frank Langella ferocious in ‘King Lear’

January 16, 2014 • Entertainment


In this publicity photo provided by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Frank Langella performs in a scene from “King Lear,” in New York. (AP Photo/BAM, Richard Termine)

NEW YORK (AP) — Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy is “King Lear,” about two fathers who badly misjudge their children with excessively bloody results.

Three-time Tony Award-winner Frank Langella gives humanity, depth and power to his often-ferocious portrayal of Lear, in the Chichester Festival Theatre production which opened Thursday night at the BAM Harvey Theater in Brooklyn.

Naturalistic direction by Angus Jackson allows the play’s insights to resonate with clarity, as Lear “crawls toward death” Login to read more

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