King Lear (1971)

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns for support to his remaining daughters. But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him. In a parallel, Lear's loyal courtier Gloucester favors his illegitimate son Edmund after being told lies about his faithful son Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers.

Directing:
  • Peter Brook

Writing:
  • William Shakespeare
  • Peter Brook

Stars:
Release Date: 1971-02-04
TMDb: 8/10
  • Country: DK, GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 137
Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
King Lear
Tom Fleming
Tom Fleming
Kent
Irene Worth
Irene Worth
Goneril
Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack
Albany
Anne-Lise Gabold
Anne-Lise Gab...
Cordelia
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