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The Royal Shakespeare Company - King Lear (DVD)

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The Royal Shakespeare Company - King Lear (DVD)

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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of the Bard’s famous tale of jealously and betrayal. This lavish interpretation features an all star cast.
King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favour, he banishes her and turns to his remaining daughters for support. But Goneril and Regan have no love for their miserly father and instead plot to take all his power from him. Meanwhile, Lear’s loyal courtier Gloucester gives favour to his illegitimate son Edmund after believing callous lies told about his faithful son Edgar. As madness and mortality catch up with the ageing men, betrayals lead to tragedies as fate summons their actions and judges the accountability of all the players.

Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings)
Frances Barber (Goal)
Monica Dolan (Topsy Turvy)
Philip Winchester (Atonement)
Jonathan Hyde (Titanic)

Interview with Sir Ian McKellen
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Region Code: Region 0 PAL

Release Date: 2009-07-10

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