37 search results for King Lear

  • King Lear - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010

    One of the first important distinctions to be made about this version of King Lear is that it is not the same version directed by Peter Brook in 1971. Brook was responsible for the staging of this 1953 version, but it was Andrew McCullough who put it to film. Orson Welles portrays the titular character, one of the most memorable and important characters from the Shakespearean canon. The story begins with the famous request Lear makes of his daughters: to express how much they love him. In exchange, Lear will divide his land and power amongst them based on the extent of their answers. Cordelia (Natasha Parry), the youngest and the one whom Lear loves the most, answers very modestly -- yet honestly --and incurs the wrath of Lear, who not only withholds his gift to her, but banishes her as well. Lear divides his lands and power between the two older daughters, Goneril (Beatrice Straight) and Regan (Margaret Phillips), who intend to take swift and complete control of their father's power almost instantaneously. Lear is reduced to an angry, bitter man who realizes too late what has happened. After a series of indignities are inflicted upon him by his daughters, he retreats into a storm, vowing revenge. This film is an above-average adaptation with a very capable cast and a well-staged presentation. The subplot of Gloucester and his sons has been removed, however, presumably in interests of time conservation, but it doesn't seriously hinder the story. ~ Ryan Shriver, All Movie Guide
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    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013

    Oscar winner too busy with 'King Lear' and other theater commitments
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    Al Pacino crowned 'King Lear'

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Feb 3, 2009

    Will reunite with his 'Merchant of Venice' director Michael Radford
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    Press Tour: King Lear is semi-nude and Gandalf may be gay

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Jan 7, 2009

    Ian McKellen discusses 'King Lear,' 'The Hobbit' and a certain wizard's sexuality
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    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015

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    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015

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    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

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    Review: 'The Humbling' is an unnecessary adaptation of a bad book

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

    Humbling indeed: Al Pacino stumbles with Philip Roth
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    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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