King Lear Movie Review 1971

Information and Film Reviews for King Lear the Movie

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Brook's version of Shakespeare tragedy. The king drives away the only decent daughter he has, and when he realizes this, it is too late. Powerful performances and interesting effort at updating the bard.

Distribution

Discount Video Tapes, Inc./Hollywood's Attic, PO Box 7122, Burbank, CA 91510, Phone: (818)843-3366, Toll-free: 800-253-9612, Fax: (818)843-3821, Email: wwwjr@hollywoodsattic.com, URL: http://www.hollywoodsattic.com/blackart.htm

Available on VHS
Running time 137 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Tragedy, Adapted from a Play, Family Ties, Savants, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Royalty, Sibling Rivalry
Cast
Paul Scofield, Irene Worth, Jack MacGowran, Alan Webb, Cyril Cusack, Patrick Magee
Director
Peter Brook
Producer
Filmways

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