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King Lear

Author: Michael ElliottDavid PlowrightLaurence OlivierColin BlakelyAnna Calder-MarshallAll authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [1999?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Produced by Granada Television in their Manchester studios for transmission by the then fledgling Channel Four, this video production of King Lear is the timeless tale of avarice and lust for power in which a foolish king descends into madness after he divides his vast kingdom between two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, unleashing a conspiracy of greed and cruelty and bringing tragic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD
Video
DVD-Video discs
Drama
Fiction television programs
Televised performances
Television adaptations
Television plays
Tragedies (Drama)
Made-for-TV movies
Television movies
Adaptation
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Lear, King of England (Legendary character); Lear, King of England (Legendary character); William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Elliott; David Plowright; Laurence Olivier; Colin Blakely; Anna Calder-Marshall; Jeremy Kemp; Robert Lang; Geoffrey Bateman; John Cording; Brian Cox; Paul Curran; Ronald Forfar; John Hurt; Esmond Knight; Robert Lindsay; Leo McKern; Edward Petherbridge; Diana Rigg; Ian Ruskin; David Threlfall; Dorothy Tutin; Benny Young; William Shakespeare; Channel Four (Great Britain),; Granada Television International,; Granada Video (Firm),; Kultur International Films,
ISBN: 0769712231 9780769712239
OCLC Number: 43943980
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Special features include: Cast; character descriptions; plot summary; scene-by-scene outline; biographies of William Shakespeare and Laurence Olivier; filmography of Laurence Olivier.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Credits: Videotape editors, D.L. Hayes, Ron Swain ; production designer, Roy Stonehouse ; costume designer, Tanya Moiseiwitsch ; fight arranger, Bill Hobbs ; music composed and conducted by Gordon Crosse, played by members of the Halle Orchestra.
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Anna Calder-Marshall, Jeremy Kemp, Robert Lang, Robert Lindsay, Leo McKern, David Threlfall, Dorothy Tutin, John Hurt, Diana Rigg, Brian Cox, Edward Petherbridge, Geoffrey Bateman, John Cording, Benny Young, Esmond Knight, Ian Ruskin, Paul Curran, Ronald Forfar, Harry Walker.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on television on Channel 4 by Granada Television on Apr. 3, 1983.
Description: 1 videodisc (158 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; 4:3 full screen; Dolby 2.0.
Contents: Act 1: Beginning/King Lear's palace --
The Earl of Gloucester's castle --
The Duke of Albany's palace --
A hall in the same --
Court before the same --
Act 2: Gloucester's castle --
Before Gloucester's castle --
A wood --
Before Gloucester's castle --
Act 3: A heath (Deleted by director) --
Another part of the heath --
Gloucester's castle --
The heath before a hovel --
Gloucester's castle --
A chamber in a farmhouse adjoining the castle --
Gloucester's castle --
Act 4: A heath --
Before Albany's palace --
The French camp near Dover (Deleted by director) --
The same. A tent (Deleted by director) --
Gloucester's castle --
Fields near Dover --
A tent in the French camp --
Act 5: The British camp, near Dover --
A field between the two camps --
The British camp near Dover --
Credits.
Other Titles: King Lear (Television program : 1983)
Responsibility: Laurence Olivier presents ; by William Shakespeare ; directed by Michael Elliott ; executive producer, David Plowright ; Granada Television.
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Produced by Granada Television in their Manchester studios for transmission by the then fledgling Channel Four, this video production of King Lear is the timeless tale of avarice and lust for power in which a foolish king descends into madness after he divides his vast kingdom between two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, unleashing a conspiracy of greed and cruelty and bringing tragic consequences for all.

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