John McEnery playing the Fool (and stealing the show) in King Lear, from the 2001 season at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. This picture was the cover of the Around the Globe magazine, sold at the theatre.

A truly brilliant (and very gory) performance of King Lear, which I was lucky enough to see. I'd like to express my appreciation here to the lovely people at the Globe information office, who promised to send me their last copy of this poster when there weren't any more Around the Globe magazines to be had - and to my mother, who rang and bullied them until they did send it...



[Back to Images]     [Back to Jesters in Literature: Shakespeare]