Get behind the scenes of King Lear, the latest Shakespeare tale in the Big Finish Classics range.
Out now is a free taster of what is to come in this classic adaptation.
Included in these extended extras are interviews with King Lear himself, David Warner, who talked about reprising this role since his stage performance. Lear’s daughters, played by Louise Jameson, Lisa Bowerman and Finty Williams tell us how it was to act alongside David and bringing this Shakespeare adaptation to a modern audience. Gwilym Lee, Ray Fearon, Mike Grady, Paul Shelley, Raymond Coulthard and Tony Millan also share their thoughts on the characters on working in the audio form.
"It's a good old family drama, but they just happen to be the Royal Family. There is intrigue, there are murders, there is stealing, there is poisoning, there are dysfunctional father-daughter relationships, there is jealousy between the sisters... it's everything in the recipe you would get in a good old soap!"
Barnaby Edwards, director, David Richardson, producer, and Nicholas Pegg, who adapted Lear for Big Finish, all contribute to how the release found its feet and captivates on audio.
To get this free download, head to the King Lear release page and click the link under Downloads at the bottom of the page.
In an ancient Britain of warring nobles and sibling rivalries, power is a precarious thing. When the ageing King Lear declares that he will divide his kingdom in three to prevent future strife, he unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will unravel into treachery, horror, conflict and death.
Renowned for its pathos and poetry as much as for its savage violence, Shakespeare’s wildest tragedy remains as thrilling and relevant today as when it was first performed: King Lear is a tale of politics, ambition, greed, vanity, betrayal, love, pride, madness, war and bloody vengeance.
Pre-order this epic tale at £16.99 on CD or £14.99 on download. Don’t forget that all Big Finish CD purchases unlock the download from our website, or via the Big Finish app.
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