Peter Brook's "King Lear"
August 27, 2012 4:11 PM Subscribe
[Peter] Brook's stripped-back adaptation [of King Lear]... draws from Jan Kott's insight that Lear, like Beckett's
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Endgame, reveals a world devoid of consolation, morality or universal justice. ... Brook's is a devastating realisation of the play: a pitiless examination of the cruelty and emptiness that lies at the heart of the lust for power.
- Alison Croggon
For a taste of Paul Scofield's terrifying performance, here
is the "serpent's tooth" speech.