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‘King Lear” is often seen as a rite of passage for actors, one of the ultimate roles to conquer and a grueling meditation on battles fought and lost.

It is no coincidence that Tokyo’s venerable Bungakuza Theatre chose to stage the tragedy first performed around 1605 as the culmination of its Shakespeare Festival launched in February 2014 with a double bill of the comedies “Measure for Measure” (circa 1604) and “As You Like It” (circa 1599).

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