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King Lear

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Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Title King Lear [DVD].
Publisher/Date [London] : BBC Worldwide Ltd., 2005.
Pagination etc. 1 videodisc (DVD )(185 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Shakespeare collection
Contents note A BBC TV production in association with Time-Life Television.
Creation Note Writer, William Shakespeare ; producer, Shaun Sutton ; director, Jonathan Miller
Performer note Michael Hordern, John Bird, Frank Middlemass, Anton Lesser.
Summary Note When King Lear rejects his most devoted daughter Cordelia because she refuses to patronise him with hollow sentiments, he embarks on a journey into humiliation, loneliness and eventually madness.In what is widely regarded as Shakespeare's greatest creative achievement, a story of family conflict ultimately reveals the bare futility of the human condition.
Target audience note Rated PG, parental guidance, general viewing but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children.
Language note English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Subject - Name Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Film and video adaptations
Subject Lear, King (Legendary character) -- Drama
Added Author Miller, Jonathan, 1934-
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 King Lear.
Corporate Author BBC Worldwide Ltd
Shelf Location DVD 822.33 KING
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