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Exit Lear, pursued by a technical fault | reviews, news & interviews

Exit Lear, pursued by a technical fault

Exit Lear, pursued by a technical fault

Derek Jacobi's Lear, watched by Paul Jesson's Gloucester and Gwilym Lee's Edgar just before the unkindest cut of allJohan Persson

But not for long. The first ever National Theatre Live worldwide screening of a Donmar production came to a halt between great Jacobi's mad musings on archery and toasted cheese; later, pedalling back from Notting Hill against a furious wind, I guessed the reason for the blip. The weather had scuppered Lear's fate, off stage as well as on.

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Much more coverage of arts around the UK please - more of us live outside London than in!

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