After a 25 year absence, Glenda Jackson returns to the stage as King Lear
One particularly stubborn glass ceiling was famously not shattered this week. But in London, England, an 80-year-old actor-turned-politician returned to the stage to break new ground.
Jackson hasn't set foot onstage for 25 years — mostly because she's been too busy as an MP in the British Parliament. And yet, for her comeback, she chose one of the most physically and emotionally demanding roles in theatre.
What's On Theatre critic Lucinda Everett says Jackson nailed the performance, and offered audiences the chance to re-imagine Lear.
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