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King Lear [videorecording] / the Royal Shakespeare Company and Filmways present a Martin Ransohoff production ; by William Shakespeare ; an Athena Film / Laterna Film production ; produced by Michael Birkett ; directed by Peter Brook.

Publication:
[Culver City, Calif.?] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment ; [London] : Distributed in the E.U. by Universal Pictures (UK), c2004.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 132 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Lear, King of England (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Fathers and daughters -- Drama.
Inheritance and succession -- Drama.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, British.
Form/Genre:
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Foreign films.
Feature films -- Great Britain.
Language:
English and dubbed Italian soundtracks, with subtitles in Greek, Hungarian, or Italian. Includes English subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
System Details:
DVD, PAL, region 2, fullscreen, 4x3 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital mono.
Summary:
Paul Scofield plays King Lear, an aging monarch whose decision to split his kingdom between his three daughters bears tragic consequences.
Participant:
Paul Scofield, Irene Worth, Cyril Cusack, Susan Engel, Tom Fleming, Anne-Lise Gabold, Ian Hogg, Robert Lloyd, Jack MacGowran, Patrick Magee, Barry Stanton, Alan Webb.
Credits:
Cinematography, Henning Kristiansen ; film editing, Albert Jurgenson.
Notes:
Adapted from the play by William Shakespeare.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
Contributor:
Brook, Peter, 1925- , Director
Birkett, Michael, 1929- , Producer
Ransohoff, Martin. , Producer
Scofield, Paul, 1922-2008 , Actor
Worth, Irene. , Actor
Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993. , Actor
Engel, Susan, 1935- , Actor
Fleming, Tom, 1927-2010. , Actor
Gabold, Anne-Lise. , Actor
Hogg, Ian. , Actor
Langdon Lloyd, Robert. , Actor
MacGowran, Jack, 1918-1973 , Actor
Magee, Patrick. , Actor
Stanton, Barry. , Actor
Webb, Alan, 1906-1982. , Actor
Kristiansen, Henning. , Cinematographer
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. , Author
Royal Shakespeare Company. , Producer
Filmways Pictures. , Producer
Athena Film (Firm) , Producer
Laterna Film (Firm) , Producer
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm). , Distributor
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd. , Distributor
OCLC:
191223202
Publisher Number:
5050582349016
C823 4901 Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
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