The dramatic tragedy “King Lear” by William Shakespeare is one of the fundamental structures of story telling. One person with power divides the power between two, leaving the third out, and thus sets off competition for the whole power base. The story structure itself is far older than William Shakespeare as it appears in Norse Myths, and throughout the real history of royal successions throughout the whole of Terra.
2009 Emmy Nominee Ian McKellen recreates his recent stage performance of the tragic monarch in a special television adaptation. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the telecast includes nearly all the original cast members of the sold-out Royal Shakespeare Company production that premiered in Stratford-Upon-Avon in April 2007.
WARNING: This is a bawdy tale. Herein you will find gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity, as well as non-traditional grammar, split infinitives, and the odd wank. If that sort of thing bothers you, then gentle reader pass by, for we endeavour only to entertain, not to offend. That said, if that’s the sort of thing you think you might enjoy, then you have happened upon the perfect story!