Friday, July 20, 2007

Taking on the Everest of acting roles, Ian McKellen gives us a King Lear to crown his brilliant career, writes Peter Craven.

It's one of the familar paradoxes of the contemporary apprehension of Shakespeare that, where the 19th century saw the labyrinth of introspection in Hamlet as the zenith of Shakespeare's art, since the time of World War I we've seen King Lear as the towering mountain in Shakespeare's work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And here all along I thought Sir John was the towering mountain in Shakespeare's work, or at least a globe of sinful continents:<)