Archive of American Television - King Lear

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Koch Vision
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Backstage preview of Omnibus: King Lear (10/11/53)
    • Dr. Frank Baxter on the Globe Theatre (11/29/53)
    • Alistair Cooke - live remote from the Yale Shakespeare Festival, including scenes form "The Merry Wives of Windwor" (2/21/54)
    • Walter Kerr on staging Shakespeare, including scenes from "Hamlet" (1/30/55)
    • 16-page booklet with contributions by Peter Brook and Orson Welles biographer Simon Callow
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 05/01/2010
"[T]he production is forceful and dynamic and the supporting performances are strong..."

Product Description:

Orson Welles stars in the title role in this made-for-television production of the Shakespearean tragedy about an aging king who is betrayed by his daughters.

Plot Keywords:

Character Study | Death | Family Interaction | Stage Play | Tragedy

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 21,389
  • UPC: 741952675396
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