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King Lear
     

King Lear

Director: Tony Davenall,

Cast: Patrick Magee, Ronald Radd, Patrick Mower

 
Patrick Magee plays the aging and confused monarch in this made-for-television adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most resonant tragedies. When aging King Lear (Patrick Magee) asks his children to profess their love for him so he may divide his estate accordingly, his youngest daughter, Cordelia (Wendy Allnutt), gives an answer that speaks of modesty and practicality,

Overview

Patrick Magee plays the aging and confused monarch in this made-for-television adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most resonant tragedies. When aging King Lear (Patrick Magee) asks his children to profess their love for him so he may divide his estate accordingly, his youngest daughter, Cordelia (Wendy Allnutt), gives an answer that speaks of modesty and practicality, while Regan (Ann Lynn) and Goneril (Beth Harris) offer more flowery tributes. Lear mistakes Cordelia's good sense for contempt and forces her to leave his land, while Regan and Goneril are allowed to divide his holdings; however, it isn't until much later than Lear sees the error of his ways, and comes to understand his older daughters are using his growing senility for their own purposes.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2005
UPC:
0733961717198
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Time:
2:36:00

Special Features

"Edmund... A Pivotal Role" with actor Patrick Mower; Notes from director and producer Tony Davenall

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. King Lear's Palace [12:43]
2. The Earl of Gloucester's Castle [7:20]
3. The Duke of Albany's Palace [1:21]
4. A Hall in the Same [9:44]
5. Court Before the Same [1:00]
7. Gloucester's Castle [3:54]
6. Before Gloucester's Castle [3:57]
8. A Wood [1:25]
9. Kent in the Stocks [15:17]
10. A Heath [3:02]
11. The Heath Before a Hovel [5:34]
12. A Chamber in a Farmhouse Adjoining the Castle [4:09]
13. Gloucester's Castle [4:01]
14. The Heath [2:40]
15. Before Albany's Palace [3:49]
16. The French Camp Near Dover [1:08]
17. Fields Near Dover [14:30]
18. A Tent in the French Camp [3:50]
19. The British Camp, Near Dover [3:00]
20. The British Camp

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