KING LEAR, a film by Grigori Kozintsev
Monday, August 19 @ 7:00pm
In conjunction with our August 15-25 presentation of …AND EVERY TALE CONDEMNS ME FOR A VILLAIN (two Shakespearean solo shows in rotating rep), BST presents a free screening of Russian filmmaker Grigori Kozintsev’s epic 1971 film version of Shakespeare’s immortal tragedy KING LEAR.
With a screenplay adapted by Boris Pasternak (author of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO) and a musical score composed by Dmitri Shostakovich, this LEAR is widely considered one of the greatest Shakespearean film adaptations ever made. Running time is two hours and 20 minutes. Doors open at 6:30pm and the film starts promptly at 7:00. We’ll be presenting this film on the Big Screen in our Mainstage Space.