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King Lear

Author: Richard Price, (Television producer)Chris HuntTrevor NunnDenise WoodIan McKellenAll authors
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : Artwork PBS, [Arlington, VA] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, [2009] [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge as they unleash a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty.
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Genre/Form: DVD
Video
Tragedies
Fiction television programs
Drama
Television adaptations
Interviews
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Lear, King of England (Legendary character); Lear, King of England (Legendary character); William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Price, (Television producer); Chris Hunt; Trevor Nunn; Denise Wood; Ian McKellen; Frances Barber; Monica Dolan; Romola Garai; Peter Hinton; Jonathan Hyde; William Gaunt; Sylvester McCoy; Philip Winchester; Ben Meyjes; Guy Williams; Julian Harries; Paul Wheeler; David Blackmore; David Thrasher; Steven Edis; William Shakespeare; Royal Shakespeare Company.; Performance Company.; Iambic Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Channel Four (Great Britain); Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.; PBS Home Video,
ISBN: 0793670667 9780793670666 9786312900740 6312900746
OCLC Number: 317413090
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast in the U.K. on More4 in 2008; broadcast in the U.S. as an episode of the PBS television series Great Performances in 2009.
Filmed in high definition at Pinewood Studios.
Special features include: interview with Ian McKellen (29 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Paul Wheeler ; editors, David Blackmore, David Thrasher ; music, Steven Edis.
Cast: Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, Monica Dolan, Romola Garai, Peter Hinton, Jonathan Hyde, William Gaunt, Sylvester McCoy, Philip Winchester, Ben Meyjes, Guy Williams, Julian Harries.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (173 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; widescreen, enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions; region 1; Dolby digital; 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: King Lear (Television program : 2008)
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; a co-production of the Performance Company, Iambic Productions Limited, Thirteen/WNET New York and Channel 4 ; in association with NHK ; the Royal Shakespeare Company production ; produced by Richard Price and Chris Hunt ; directed by Trevor Nunn and Chris Hunt ; producer for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Denise Wood.
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Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge as they unleash a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty.

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