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King Lear Looking like Albus Dumbledore gone haywire, Christopher Plummer embodies the aged charm and seismic ferocity of Shakespeare's tragic monarch, shifting...King Lear Looking like Albus Dumbledore gone haywire, Christopher Plummer embodies the aged charm and seismic ferocity of Shakespeare's tragic monarch, shifting...2004-03-12
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King Lear

Starring: Christopher Plummer; Director: Jonathan Miller; Opening Date: 02/11/2004; Status: In Season

Looking like Albus Dumbledore gone haywire, Christopher Plummer embodies the aged charm and seismic ferocity of Shakespeare’s tragic monarch, shifting from an endearing old lug to a bedeviled loon to a pitiable fool over the course of this three-hour-plus show. Supported by a fine cast (including Brent Carver as the heroic Edgar and James Blendick as the sympathetic Gloucester), all richly attired in Clare Mitchell’s meticulous Elizabethan costumes, Plummer truly carries a thoroughly solid – but solidly unspectacular – production. (TC)

Originally posted March 12 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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