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BAM's presentation of the RSC production of Shakespeare's great tragedy features Olivier Award-winning actor Sir Antony Sher as the all-too-trusting monarch in the twilight of his sanity.

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There are Shakespeare kings, and then there is Lear—rain-raving madman, dad with daughter issues, and a role that actors wait a lifetime to play. Beneath a pagan sun that gives way to a bleak winter, Sher’s Lear growls, inhabiting the self-searching conscience of a king who—after unwisely divesting his lands to the wrong people—causes heads to roll.

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