King Lear

Overview

William Shakespeare's unrelenting King Lear is considered to be one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works for the stage. The challenge of playing its title role has long fallen to some of the greatest actors of our time. This telecast marks Sir Ian McKellen's return to the Royal Shakespeare Company, that has resulted in a tour-de-force performance as Lear. Co-directed for television by Sir Trevor Nunn and Chris Hunt.
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Overview

William Shakespeare's unrelenting King Lear is considered to be one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works for the stage. The challenge of playing its title role has long fallen to some of the greatest actors of our time. This telecast marks Sir Ian McKellen's return to the Royal Shakespeare Company, that has resulted in a tour-de-force performance as Lear. Co-directed for television by Sir Trevor Nunn and Chris Hunt.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Exclusive interview with Ian McKellan
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/2009
  • UPC: 841887010672
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,376

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ian McKellen King Lear
Frances Barber
William Gaunt
Sylvester McCoy
Philip Winchester
Technical Credits
Chris Hunt Director, Producer
Trevor Nunn Director
David Blackmore Editor
David Horn Executive Producer
Richard Price Producer
David Thrasher Editor
Eric Walmsley Production Designer
Paul Wheeler Cinematographer
Denise Wood Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- King Lear
1. Act I, Scene I [17:02]
2. Act I, Scene II [6:56]
3. Act I, Scene III [1:22]
4. Act I, Scene IV [15:20]
5. Act I, Scene V [1:44]
6. Act II, Scene I [5:22]
7. Act II, Scene II [6:35]
8. Act II, Scene III [1:58]
9. Act II, Scene IV [13:47]
10. Act III, Scene I [1:21]
11. Act III, Scene II [3:39]
12. Act III, Scene III [1:31]
13. Act III, Scene IV [6:47]
14. Act III, Scene V [:58]
15. Act III, Scene VI [:57]
16. Act III, Scene VII [5:54]
17. Act IV, Scene I [5:59]
18. Act IV, Scene II [3:28]
19. Act IV, Scene IV [3:55]
20. Act IV, Scene V [:42]
21. Act IV, Scene VI [1:24]
22. Act IV, Scene VII [15:03]
23. Act V, Scene I [6:51]
24. Act V, Scene II [3:24]
25. Act V, Scene III [1:40]
26. Credits [21:05]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- King Lear
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   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      An Interview With Ian McKellen
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