Opened: 4 March 2004
Written by: William Shakespeare.
Starring Christopher Plummer
Directed by: Jonathan Miller
Synopsis: An old and vain King unwisely divides his Kingdom between his two fawning older daughters and banishes his third daughter, who truly loves him, but speaks more modestly.
What the critics had to say.....
BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says ï¿½Christopher Plummer, gives the performance of a lifetime.ï¿½ CHARLES ISHERWOOD of VARIETY "Humble magnificence of Plummer's performance." HILTON ALS pf THE NEW YORKER says "Tepid production." FRANK SCHECK the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER "Major disappointment." MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "Plummer rages supreme even if the production does not." ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says ï¿½Plummer stands heroic in 'Lear'.ï¿½ HOWARD KISSEL of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says "Leaden and earthbound ." LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "The only thing we did not foresee was the tedium." MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "Well-intentioned bore." ROMA TORRE of NY1 says "Plummer is never less than riveting."
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