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Shakespeare's Plays Available in Streaming: King Lear

King Lear

"King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It tells the tale of a king who bequeaths his power and land to two of his three daughters, after they declare their love for him in an extremely fawning and obsequious manner. His third daughter gets nothing, because she will not flatter him as her sisters had done. When he feels he has been treated with disrespect by the two daughters who now have his wealth and power, he becomes furious to the point of madness. He eventually becomes tenderly reconciled to his third daughter, just before tragedy strikes her and then the king.

 

King Lear (Peter Brook film)
"Paul Scofield as Shakespeare's betrayed monarch. Irene Worth, Jack MacGowran, Alan Webb, Cyril Cusack. Directed by Peter Brook."

King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company)
"Captured live in Stratford-upon-Avon, this adaptation emphasised the pagan setting, complete with ritual chanting, and cast 24 local Midlands men in the roles of Lear’s followers."

King Lear (Stratford Festival)
"Directed by Joan Tosoni, Performed by Colm Feore, Maev Beaty, Sara Farb, and Liisa Repo-Martell. Produced by Barry Avrich. Stratford Festival HD, 2015, 2 hours 48 minutes."

 

 

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