King Lear (Stratford Festival) Synopsis
Fathom Events and BY Experience bring the Stratford Festival’s critically acclaimed performance of King Lear to cinemas for a memorable one-night event. Captured live at the legendary Stratford Festival, King Lear tells the story of a kingdom...

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A dark play, too darkly filmed

By Rowrbazzle12
Having attended Stratford over the years, we were particularly interested to see this filmed performance of Lear with Colm Feore in the lead. The theater (Naples, FL) was less than half-full, and more...

King Lear

By foxnrose
Performances and staging was all great. Having been attending theatre at the Festival for 25 years now, I will say that the filming left something to be desired. The space is amazing and we have...

Brilliant

By Johnlawson875
Top notch cast, excellently staged, very moving version of a superb story. A joy and privilege to take part in something like this. Hope to see more productions like this in the future....

Powerful and Beautifully Done

By nealdragon
Enjoyed this beautifully filmed performance tremendously. Colm Feore is a wonderful Lear, a powerful king in his prime reduced to a touchingly fragile everyman. Steven Ouimette is superb as...

Hail Shakespeare

By isarob05
I wanted to see this movie of King Lear because I've been going to the Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada for many years and have seen many of the actors previously on stage who appeared in the...

Brilliant Lear

By smmasterson
The Stratford Festival consistently produces theater of the highest quality. This performance of King Lear was equal to the any production I have seen, and far above most. Colm Feore was brilliant as...

King Lear

By rfmcd
Whether it was a function of the print or of the theatre projection system, a great deal of the action was almost impossible to see and many times faces were almost completely hidden in darkness....

King Lear from Stratford!

By barbara790
We saw this play in Stratford in 2014 and loved it. The movie is excellent. The acting is outstanding - Colm Feore is a wonderful Lear. Cordelia is played by a young actress, who didn't...

King Lear

By smacasamilagro
Brilliantly acted. Beautifully photographed....

King Lear -

By pdwarranger
We loved the Stratford Festival's King Lear. The play is a marvel and was presented brilliantly, the acting uniformly excellent. The use of sound for effect and mood was superb, although the volume...

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Rated PG-13