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In the Shadow of King Lear

Television (Full Length) – 1996

It's actually like running a marathon every day, doing a big one [a play] like this. If you're not in condition after a week, firstly you lose your voice. You lose your breath first probably before that. Then you start losing your lines. And then I guess you start falling over.
– Ian Mune
If you're gonna climb hills, why not Everest?
– Ian Mune (on playing King Lear)
To make each moment alive each night for each audience takes always a new sort of life in the actor and the actors together. So, that's part of the training that will go on in rehearsal to encourage the actors always to look anew at every moment.
– Co-director Christian Penny
I may have to be an old dog learning new tricks...could be interesting. See how I bark.
– Ian Mune
I can tell instantly — and I reckon the audience can too — when the weight of the play is on stage. And whenever the weight of the play is on stage the play is crap, just about consistently. And that would be the reason most people that see Shakespeare can't bear it. Because they know they're getting 100 per cent literature rammed down their throats.
– Co-director Christian Penny