SummaryProposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, King Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. As the scheme unfolds, two of his daughters' true colors emerge, uncovering a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty.
-- King of England (Legendary character)
Kings and rulers -- Drama.
Fathers and daughters -- Drama.
Inheritance and succession -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Arlington, Va.?] :PBS Home Video,2009
|Other Titles|| King Lear.
Royal Shakespeare Company's King Lear
Hunt, Chris, 1954-
Price, Richard (Television producer)
Barber, Frances, 1958-
Gaunt, William, 1937-
McCoy, Sylvester, 1943-
Winchester, Philip, 1981-
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear.
Royal Shakespeare Company.
PBS Home Video.
Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, William Gaunt, Sylvester McCoy, Philip Winchester.
Production designer, Eric Walmsley ; director of photography, Paul Wheeler ; editors, David Blackmore, David Thrasher.
Televised stage play.
Title from container.
At head of container title: Royal Shakespeare Company's.
Originally broadcast on television in 2008.
Special features include: interview with Ian McKellen.
DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby Digital 5.1.
1 videodisc (173 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.