John Lithgow, taking a big swing at ‘Lear’

NEW YORK — It’s not only the murdered Cordelia that John Lithgow bears onto the open-air stage of the Public Theater’s “King Lear.” All evening, this big, winning lug of an actor also has to carry an excessive amount of the poignant weight of Shakespeare’s tragedy, in a production that does too little to lighten his burden. Lithgow’s emotional accessibility is an […]