King Lear

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Overview

This disc captures a production of King Lear with Laurence Olivier in the title role. The DVD offers a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include biographies of William Shakespeare and Olivier, an Olivier filmography, character descriptions, a plot summary, and a scene-by-scene outline of the play. This is a fine release from Kultur that should be of interest to any ...
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Overview

This disc captures a production of King Lear with Laurence Olivier in the title role. The DVD offers a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include biographies of William Shakespeare and Olivier, an Olivier filmography, character descriptions, a plot summary, and a scene-by-scene outline of the play. This is a fine release from Kultur that should be of interest to any theater enthusiast. The disc should also be of use to teachers in a classroom setting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2000
  • UPC: 032031122390
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Rating:

  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Time: 2:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 15,200

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Olivier King Lear
Anna Calder-Marshall Cordelia
Diana Rigg Regan
Dorothy Tutin Goneril
Geoffrey Bateman Oswald
Colin Blakely Kent
John Cording Lear's Knight
Brian Cox Burgundy
Paul Curran Doctor
John Hurt The Fool
Jeremy Kemp Cornwall
Esmond Knight Old Man
Robert Lang Albany
Robert Lindsay Edmund
Leo McKern Gloucester
Edward Petherbridge France
David Threlfall Edgar
Harry Walker Second Officer
Harry Walker Second Officer
Benny Young Cornwall's Servant
Technical Credits
Michael Elliott Director
Tanya Moiseiwitsch Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
0. Act 1
1. Scene 1. Beginning/King Lear's Palace [19:38]
2. Scene 2. The Earl of Gloucester's Castle [8:16]
3. Scene 3. The Duke of Albany's Palace [1:18]
4. Scene 4. A Hall in the Same [13:04]
5. Scene 5. Court Before the Same [3:02]
0. Act 2
6. Scene 1. Gloucester's Castle [4:59]
7. Scene 2. Before Gloucester's Castle [5:59]
8. Scene 3. A Wood [2:21]
9. Scene 4. Before Gloucester's Castle [12:56]
0. Act 3
10. Scene 1. A Heath (Deleted by Director) [:00]
11. Scene 2. Another Part of the Heath [4:04]
12. Scene 3. Gloucester's Castle [1:30]
13. Scene 4. The Heath. Before a Hovel [6:42]
14. Scene 5. Gloucester's Castle [:55]
15. Scene 6. A Chamber in a Farmhouse Adjoining the Castle [3:30]
16. Scene 7. Gloucester's Castle [5:19]
0. Act 4
17. Scene 1. A Heath [3:18]
18. Scene 2. Before Albany's Palace [3:31]
19. Scene 3. The French Camp Near Dover (Deleted by Director) [:00]
20. Scene 4. The Same. A Tent (Deleted by Director) [:00]
21. Scene 5. Gloucester's Castle [2:01]
22. Scene 6. Fields Near Dover [20:47]
23. Scene 7. A Tent in the French Camp [6:45]
0. Act 5
24. Scene 1. The British Camp, Near Dover [3:47]
25. Scene 2. A Field Between the Two Camps [1:50]
26. Scene 3. The British Camp, Near Dover [19:35]
27. Credits [2:26]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Program
   Cast
   Character Descriptions
   Plot Summary
   Scene-by-Scene Outline
   William Shakespeare - Biography
   Laurence Olivier - Biography
   Laurence Olivier - Filmography
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Who could ask for more.

    I don't know what is the best: the writer, the play, or the cast. The correct answer is: yes. Even if you don't like Shakespeare, if you give it a chance, you'll like this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Production

    Very engaging presentation of a classic. Olivier's talent makes this a gem.

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