King Lear (1971)

King Lear





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In director Peter Brook's King Lear, Paul Scofield portrays the title character, a senile old ruler, whose susceptibility to flattery proves his undoing. The premise involves Lear's ill-fated attempts to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters -- a goal that ultimately leads to tragedy. The stark terrain of Denmark stands in for England in this version, adding a brooding visual texture to the picture that exists alongside the traditional Shakespearean dialogue. Lear's daughters are played … More

Rating: PG-13 (some violent content)
Genre: Drama
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as King Lear

as Duke of Burgundy

as Duke of Albany

as Earl of Kent

as Cordelia

as Edmund

as Duke of Cornwall

as Duke of Gloucester

as Goneril
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Very interesting and risky version of Lear. To some it will simply look unprofessional. I loved it. Very well acted.

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