King Lear

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King Lear

King Lear

Release Date: February 04, 1971

Year    :   1971
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Royal Shakespeare Company, Laterna Film, Athena Film A/S
Director    :   Peter Brook
Producers    :   Sam Lomberg, Sam Lomberg, Mogens Skot-Hansen, Michael Birkett
Writers    :   William Shakespeare, Peter Brook
RunTime    :   137 mins.

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.

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