Antony Sher: was Shakespeare a misogynist?

Actor says King Lear’s disgust at womankind may show playwright had a ‘problem with women’

King Lear’s revulsion at the female form and rage against womankind may be indicative of Shakespeare’s misogyny, the actor Sir Antony Sher has suggested.

Sher’s performance as Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Company between 2016-18, directed by his husband, Gregory Doran, was praised as “unbearably moving” by the Guardian’s Michael Billington.

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