King Lear: RSC, DVD (2016)
Filmed live in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in October 2016
Gregory Doran directs Antony Sher in one of the greatest parts ever written by Shakespeare.
Running Time:181 minutes + 11 minutes (extras)
Region: 0 (Region Free)
Number of discs: 1
Extra Features: Director's Commentary
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 children’s loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken for granted.
The DVD/ Blu-ray includes a director’s commentary with Gregory Doran and Assistant Director Anna Girvan.
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‘Sher is magnificant’
‘Antony Sher’s monumental King Lear is a crowning achievement in his career’
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