King Lear

Performance Dates

Weary of his royal duties, King Lear proposes to break up his kingdom and divide it among his three daughters.

Shakespeare’s Globe’s King Lear stars Joseph Marcell, well known as Geoffrey the English butler on the hit TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and internationally known as a classical actor and seen in Folger Theatre’s 2007 As You Like It

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
140 minutes


Cordelia, Fool
Edgar, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Burgundy
Earl of Kent
Duke of Gloucester, Duke of Albany, Doctor
Goneril, Curan
Edmund, Oswald, King of France

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