King Lear | Critical Review by Richard Hornby

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of King Lear.
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Critical Review by Richard Hornby

SOURCE: Hornby, Richard. Review of King Lear. Hudson Review 54, no. 4 (winter 2002): 657-63.

In the following review, Hornby comments on Barry Kyle's 2001 staging of King Lear at the Globe, acknowledging its excellent use of design and blocking, as well as Julian Glover's dynamic Lear.

The salvation of the 2001 Globe season was the production of King Lear, starring Julian Glover, and directed by Barry Kyle, a former associate of the Royal Shakespeare Company who understands the principles of staging and knows a thing or two about Shakespeare. Designs were by Hayden Griffin, another distinguished professional in his Globe debut. His costumes—modern with antique variations—were particularly effective. This was not a reconstruction of what the original 1605 production might have been like—the idea of having one such production each season at the Globe fell by the wayside a...

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