King Lear with Christopher Plummer (Ep 6)

King Lear with Christopher Plummer (Ep 6)

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In Episode Six of Shakespeare Uncovered, join Christopher Plummer for a profound journey into the depths of Shakespeare's complex and tragic masterpiece, "King Lear."

Plummer's portrayal of Lear in Jonathan Miller’s acclaimed 2004 production has earned widespread acclaim for its depth, nuance, and emotional intensity, highlighting his extraordinary talent and versatility as an actor. Throughout this episode, Plummer shares his insights and reflections on some of his favorite interpretations of the role, offering a unique perspective on Shakespeare's intricate narrative.

Joined by esteemed actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Simon Russell Beale, who bring their own experiences portraying Lear on stage, Plummer delves into the challenges and rewards of inhabiting such a complex character. Together, they explore the rich tapestry of themes woven throughout the play, revealing Shakespeare's profound insights into the human condition and the enduring relevance of Lear's struggles.

Cast & Crew

(Director), Christopher Plummer (Self), Simon Russell Beale (Self), Ian McKellen (Self), Jonathan Miller (Self), Olivia Vinall (Self)

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