King Lear has three daughters, but no sons. Boldly, he decides to divide his kingdom among his children, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid and he finds himself adrift, wandering homeless and destitute. As he comes to realise the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity.
This screening, from the Globe Theatre in London, stars Kevin R McNally as Lear and Saskia Reeves as Kent