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King Lear

Author: Peter BrookMichael BirkettMartin RansohoffPaul ScofieldIrene WorthAll authors
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.?] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [London] : Distributed in the E.U. by Universal Pictures (UK) [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Paul Scofield plays King Lear, an aging monarch whose decision to split his kingdom between his three daughters bears tragic consequences.
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Adaptation
Named Person: Lear, King of England (Legendary character); William Shakespeare; Lear, King of England (Legendary character); William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brook; Michael Birkett; Martin Ransohoff; Paul Scofield; Irene Worth; Cyril Cusack; Susan Engel; Tom Fleming; Anne-Lise Gabold; Ian Hogg; Robert Langdon Lloyd; Jack MacGowran; Patrick Magee; Barry Stanton; Alan Webb; Henning Kristiansen; William Shakespeare; Royal Shakespeare Company,; Filmways Pictures,; Athena Film (Firm),; Laterna Film (Firm),; Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm),; Universal Pictures (Great Britain) Ltd,
OCLC Number: 191223202
Language Note: English and dubbed Italian soundtracks, with optional subtitles in Greek, Hungarian, or Italian. Includes English subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
Notes: Adapted from the play by William Shakespeare.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1970, released in 1971.
Credits: Cinematography, Henning Kristiansen ; film editing, Albert Jurgenson.
Cast: Paul Scofield, Irene Worth, Cyril Cusack, Susan Engel, Tom Fleming, Anne-Lise Gabold, Ian Hogg, Robert Lloyd, Jack MacGowran, Patrick Magee, Barry Stanton, Alan Webb.
Target Audience: Rated PG (UK & Ireland).
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 132 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, PAL, region 2, fullscreen, 4x3 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital mono.
Other Titles: Peter Brook's film of King Lear
King Lear (Motion picture : 1971)
King Lear (Motion picture : 1971).
Responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; the Royal Shakespeare Company and Filmways present ; a Martin Ransohoff production ; an Athena Film / Laterna Film production ; produced by Michael Birkett ; directed by Peter Brook.
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Paul Scofield plays King Lear, an aging monarch whose decision to split his kingdom between his three daughters bears tragic consequences.

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