Item Details

King Lear [videorecording]

directed by Trevor Nunn and Chris Hunt
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. As the scheme unfolds, Goneril and Regan's true colours emerge, uncovering a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty. Beginning to doubt the very benevolence he wished to judge, Lear finds only betrayal awaiting his estimation. When he is tricked into making a devastating error, events spiral into madness and misdeeds that bring the realm to its knees"--Container.
Director
Trevor Nunn; Chris Hunt
Performers
Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, Monica Dolan, Romola Garai.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
174 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Closed-captioned.
  • Special features include: scene selection ; exclusive interview with Ian McKellen ; "A shifting landscape : King Lear on stage" ; in conversation: Trevor Nunn and Jonathan Shapiro.
  • "Richard Price, Chris Hunt and The Performance Company present the 2007 stage-to-screen high definition presentation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production"--Container.
  • "A co-production of The Performance Company, Iambic Productions Limited, Thirteen/WNET New York and Channel 4 in association with NHK"--Container.
  • Title from container.
  • Videodisc release of the 2008 television program.
Related Title
A shifting landscape : King Lear on stage.
Credits
Writer, William Shakespeare ; directors, Trevor Nunn, Chris Hunt ; producers, Richard Price, Chris Hunt
Published
[Great Britain] : [Distributed by] Metrodome Distribution, c2008.
Publisher no.
MTD5423 Metrodome
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 DVD-video (PAL)(174 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.
DVD9, Region 2, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo, 5.1 surround, widescreen.
Technical Details
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