William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear begins with a feeble king
abdicating his throne by dividing his land between rival daughters.
The story sweeps through intrigue, betrayal, loyalty, revenge,
forgiveness, civil war and the very essence of what it is to be human.
King Lear is forced out into a storm and is soon driven mad by his
loss of prestige and family. He finds clarity through the chaos in this
gleaming lightning stroke of a play.