Friday, June 10, 2016

Talking Lear: Sam Mendes

The film and stage director talks to Mark Leipacher about his acclaimed production of King Lear, working with Simon Russell Beale and his career thus far.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Talking Lear: Stephen Boxer, Sam Troughton, Tom Brooke

Stephen Boxer (Gloucester), Sam Troughton (Edmund) and Tom Brooke (Edgar) talk to Mark Leipacher about the National Theatre's current production of King Lear directed by Sam Mendes.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Talking Lear: Adrian Scarborough, Stanley Townsend

Adrian Scarborough and Stanley Townsend talk to Fiona Mountford about Sam Mendes' 2014 production of King Lear.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Talking Lear: Kate Fleetwood, Anna Maxwell Martin, Olivia Vinall

Fiona Mountford talks to Kate Fleetwood, Anna Maxwell Martin and Olivia Vinall about playing the three daughters in Lear, being directed by Sam Mendes and performing in the Olivier theatre.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Talking Lear: Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale talks to Mark Leipacher about taking on the role of King Lear and reuniting with Sam Mendes.

Monday, May 23, 2016

King Lear: Nothing will come of nothing

"Oh, go ahead, just tell him you loved him!  It'd be so much easier.  You didn't have to mean it."

~Sam Mendes, on Cordelia vis-a-vis King Lear

Friday, May 13, 2016