One of the most sublime works of world dramatic literature, Shakespeare's King Lear was written between 1603 and 1606. More than the aging king himself, the main character here is the storm: a real, dangerous and resounding storm of natural cycles, depicting the fragility of our lives and the overwhelming force of the universe in which we are but a droplet. With its intricate plot and a multitude of characters, King Lear has been engrossing playgoers since its premiere in 1606, becoming one of the most frequently performed of Shakespeare's plays. With its in-depth analysis of old age, parenting, relationships with those close to us, marital bonds, passions, extramarital affairs, perseverance and humility, this play counts as one of the fundamental works of dramatic literature. The complex internal structure infused with true emotions is a challenge for all theatre artists, while the problems and issues that the text raises are timeless.
A different kind of Lear, yet a very familiar one.— Večernji list
The focus is on the actors and what they say: and their words are indeed incredibly contemporary.— 24express
In his performance as the mad king Lear Miki Manojlović proves himself to be a true acting magician.— Tportal