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King LearShakespeare's Globe Theatre Company

<i>King Lear</i>

September 24 – 27, 2014  ·  Zellerbach Theatre  ·  AC Presents


Old King Lear, weary of royal duties, proposes to break up his kingdom and divide it among his three daughters. But this rash generosity is cruelly repaid leaving Lear to discover much too late that the life he led was based on false values. He soon experiences firsthand the suffering common to all humanity. Direct from London and starring Joseph Marcell of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fame, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre presents a faithful restaging of King Lear that’s filled with tempestuous poetry, touches of humor and moments of heart-rending simplicity.

See below for information about the pre-show INSIGHTS events for King Lear performances!


  • Wednesday, September 24 @ 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, September 25 @ 7:30 PM
  • Friday, September 26 @ 2 PM
  • Friday, September 26 @ 8 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 @ 2 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 @ 8 PM


Insights Events

There will be pre-show INSIGHTS events prior to each performance. See the schedule and details for King Lear INSIGHTS events.

Artist Information
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