A leader is doomed by the pitfalls of politics and his contempt for the common people in this timely, urgent and visually stunning production of a Shakespeare classic.
A great warrior-turned-politician is despised by his people—and the feeling is mutual. This entrancing modern adaptation by North America’s preeminent Shakespeare company explores the age-old tensions that still tear at the heart of democracy. Director Robert Lepage’s signature high-tech, cinematic storytelling frames superb acting by a veteran Stratford cast, led by André Sills in the title role. A mesmerizing critique of leadership and our media-obsessed present, this landmark production will whet the appetites of old and new theater-goers alike.
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