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Purdue Convocations will present two of the most stunning productions from National Theatre Live in dynamic high-definition video—King Lear and War Horse. In a contemporary update of Shakespeare’s gripping familial tragedy, the legendary Sir Ian McKellen delivers a masterful turn as the aging king seized by madness.
Since launching its National Theatre Live program in 2009, the historic British theater has extended a long arm of legendary productions from its London base— delighting audiences worldwide with cinematically enhanced presentations of storied stageplays.
Dr. Abigail Droge, visiting professor, Purdue University Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts, gives a pre-show talk on “The Familiar and the Familial” for National Theatre Live’s presentation of Shakespeare’s “King Lear.”