Power-mad pathos

Before Kathryn Hunter became Kathryn Hunter – when she was still a fourteen-year-old schoolgirl called Aikaterini Hadjipateras – she became “very, very obsessed” with King Lear. At that age, she has said, she could relate to the king’s immaturity. Since then, like Antony Sher, she has played Lear’s Fool as well as Lear himself. Like … Read more