Shakespeare - King Lear (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1232D

Shakespeare - King Lear (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1232D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 31st March 2017

Contents

Artists

Antony Sher
Kelly Williams
Nia Gwynee
Natalie Simpson
Paapa Essiedu
Oliver Johnstone
David Troughton
James Clyde
Antony Byrne
Byron Mondahl
Clarence Smith
Graham Turner
Royal Shakespeare Company

Works

Shakespeare, William

King Lear

Artists

Antony Sher
Kelly Williams
Nia Gwynee
Natalie Simpson
Paapa Essiedu
Oliver Johnstone
David Troughton
James Clyde
Antony Byrne
Byron Mondahl
Clarence Smith
Graham Turner
Royal Shakespeare Company

About

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power.

A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known. Misjudging his childrenís loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken for granted.

Alone in the wilderness he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point. Following his performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Millerís great 20th-century American tragedy Death of a Salesman, Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare. The production is directed by the RSCís Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

ĎAntony Sher is unbearably moving as the volatile king, in Gregory Doranís stellar production full of standout performancesí - Guardian ★★★★

ĎA production that is bolted together with clarity, insight and a relish for the monumentalí - Telegraph ★★★★

Cast:
- King Lear: Antony Sher
- Regan: Kelly Williams
- Goneril: Nia Gwynee
- Cordelia: Natalie Simpson
- Edmund: Paapa Essiedu
- Edgar: Oliver Johnstone
- Gloucester: David Troughton
- Cornwall: James Clyde
- Kent: Antony Byrne
- Oswald: Byron Mondahl
- Albany: Clarence Smith
- Fool: Graham Turner

Running time: 181 minutes
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 & DTS 5.1 Digital Surround

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