Shakespeare’s King Lear as you’ve never seen it before – in less than a minute
Comedian Alasdair Beckett-King‘s version of King Lear is like no production there’s ever been. It’s far shorter, for a start, and a lot funnier, yet still somehow Shakespearian. See what we mean …
Take that, Shakespeare! pic.twitter.com/DHRjzrGoqx
— Alasdair Beckett-King (@MisterABK) October 4, 2019
Now, we’re not sure how well this would go down at the Globe, but Twitter certainly appreciated it.
If he hadn't said anything in the way of explanation, I'd have honestly believed this was normal Shakespeare. And yes, it is still too long. The FUCK, Shakespeare?
— Kelly. 🦁🦁🦁 (@Punkrock666) October 4, 2019
This is my new favourite Shakespeare play. https://t.co/5QOaS69QA8
— Aira Lee (@AiraPlaysGames) October 4, 2019
— Jeffw (@Jeffwni) October 4, 2019
Actor Samuel West, who knows a thing or two about performing the works of Shakespeare, had both praise …and a request.
Beautifully done. Next (please): Macbeth in alphabetical order
— Samuel West (@exitthelemming) October 4, 2019
Source: @MisterABK Image: @MisterABK
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