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King Lear (1998)

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Adaptation of Shakespeare's play.

Director: Richard Eyre

Release Date: 1998-03-21
Status: Released
Run time: 150 min / 2:30
Release Date: 1998-03-21
Status: Released
Run time: 150 min / 2:30

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Ian Holm
as King Lear
Amanda Redman
as Regan
Barbara Flynn
as Goneril
Victoria Hamilton
as Cordelia
Timothy West
as Gloucester
Paul Rhys
as Edgar
Finbar Lynch
as Edmund
David Burke
as Kent
Michael Bryant
as Fool


Directing Richard Eyre Director
Writing William Shakespeare Writer

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  • King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare.It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom by giving bequests to two of his three daughters egged on by their continual flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all.Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king, the play has been widely adapted ...

  • King James I of England, in a portrait attributed to John de Critz, circa 1606; William Shakespeare, in a portrait attributed to John Taylor, circa 1610 Even by its own standards of extremity, King Lear ends on a note of extraordinary bleakness. The audience has just been through the most ...

  • Shakespeare’s King Lear challenges us with the magnitude, intensity, and sheer duration of the pain that it represents. Its figures harden their hearts, engage in violence, or try to alleviate the suffering of others. Lear himself rages until his sanity cracks.

  • Now a celebrity, courtesy of Bilbo Baggins (the keepcase to this King Lear DVD bills him as "of the Lord of the Rings"), Ian Holm was a great actor long before he was Bilbo.

  • Tickets to see Ian McKellen play King Lear in the West End are now on sale ahead of the show opening later this summer. McKellen will reprise the title role in Jonathan Munby’s production which first opened at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2017.

  • The 80-year-old King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, according to their affection for him. Cordelia refuses to flatter him, so he banishes her.

  • Ran (乱, Japanese for "chaos" or "turmoil") is a 1985 epic period drama film directed, edited and co-written by Akira Kurosawa.The plot derives from William Shakespeare's King Lear and includes segments based on legends of the daimyō Mōri Motonari.The film stars Tatsuya Nakadai as Hidetora Ichimonji, an aging Sengoku-period warlord who decides to abdicate as ruler in favor of his three sons.

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  • Edward Lear is the other great master of Victorian nonsense. Admittedly, Lear (1812-1888) lacks the universal appeal of his contemporary Lewis Carroll, but his longer poems — such as “The ...