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The Resource King Lear : : the historic Omnibus production, The TV-Radio Workshop of the Ford Foundation ; Peter Brook's production [of the play] by William Shakespeare ; producer, Fred Rickey ; director, Andrew McCullough, (videorecording)

King Lear : : the historic Omnibus production, The TV-Radio Workshop of the Ford Foundation ; Peter Brook's production [of the play] by William Shakespeare ; producer, Fred Rickey ; director, Andrew McCullough, (videorecording)

Label
King Lear : : the historic Omnibus production
Title
King Lear :
Title remainder
the historic Omnibus production
Statement of responsibility
The TV-Radio Workshop of the Ford Foundation ; Peter Brook's production [of the play] by William Shakespeare ; producer, Fred Rickey ; director, Andrew McCullough
Title variation
  • Archive of American Television presents
  • Orson Welles King Lear
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Shot live for the prestigious Omnibus series, Orson Welles masterfully plays the title role in the Shakespearean classic about a beleaguered king who is betrayed by the greed of his daughters
  • King Lear of Britain has decided to divide his kingdom into three parts, and to hand over the responsibilities of ruling to his three daughters. The two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, flatter their father insincerely, and are rewarded. Cordelia, the youngest, sincerely loves her father, but she cannot match her sisters' skill at false adulation. The king takes away her portion of the kingdom, despite the pleadings of some of his most loyal nobles. It is not long before Goneril and Regan reveal their deep ingratitude, and soon the old king finds himself in a confusing and desperate position
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Omnibus (Television program : 1952-1961)
Credits note
Staged by Peter Brook ; music, Virgil Thomson
Date time place
Originally broadcast live on CBS Oct. 11, 1953, on the television program Omnibus
Dewey number
791.45/72
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PR2819.A2
LC item number
W47 2010
PerformerNote
  • Orson Welles, Natasha Parry, Arnold Moss, Bramwell Fletcher, Margaret Phillips, David J. Stewart, Alan Badel, Beatrice Straight
  • Host, Alistair Cooke
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1925-
  • 1915-1985
  • 1910-1989
  • 1923-1984
  • 1915-1966
  • 1908-2004
  • 1896-1989
  • 1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brook, Peter
  • Rickey, Fred
  • McCullough, Andrew
  • Welles, Orson
  • Parry, Natasha
  • Moss, Arnold
  • Fletcher, Bramwell
  • Phillips, Margaret
  • Stewart, David J.
  • Badel, Alan
  • Straight, Beatrice
  • Cooke, Alistair
  • Thomson, Virgil
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Ford Foundation
  • Robert Saudek Associates
  • Archive of American Television
  • E1 Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
82
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lear
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Kings and rulers
  • Aging parents
  • Britons
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
King Lear : : the historic Omnibus production, The TV-Radio Workshop of the Ford Foundation ; Peter Brook's production [of the play] by William Shakespeare ; producer, Fred Rickey ; director, Andrew McCullough, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container ; statement of responsibility from film credits
  • "Omnibus, volume 3."
  • Omnibus produced by Robert Saudek Associates
  • Special featurs: Backstage preview of Omnibus: King Lear (10/11/53); Dr. Frank Baxter on The Globe Theatre (11/29/53); Alistair Cooke: live remote from the Yale Shakespeare Festival, including scenes from "The merry wives of Windsor" (2/21/54); Walter Kerr on staging Shakespeare, including scenes from "Hamlet" (1/30/55). Booklet with contributions by Peter Brook and Orson Welles biographer Simon Callow
Accompanying material
1 reference guide (15 p. : ports. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn496023952
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (82 min.)
Isbn
9781417232871
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
741952675396
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
E1E-DV-6753
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1184007
  • (OCoLC)496023952
System details
DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
King Lear : : the historic Omnibus production, The TV-Radio Workshop of the Ford Foundation ; Peter Brook's production [of the play] by William Shakespeare ; producer, Fred Rickey ; director, Andrew McCullough, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container ; statement of responsibility from film credits
  • "Omnibus, volume 3."
  • Omnibus produced by Robert Saudek Associates
  • Special featurs: Backstage preview of Omnibus: King Lear (10/11/53); Dr. Frank Baxter on The Globe Theatre (11/29/53); Alistair Cooke: live remote from the Yale Shakespeare Festival, including scenes from "The merry wives of Windsor" (2/21/54); Walter Kerr on staging Shakespeare, including scenes from "Hamlet" (1/30/55). Booklet with contributions by Peter Brook and Orson Welles biographer Simon Callow
Accompanying material
1 reference guide (15 p. : ports. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn496023952
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (82 min.)
Isbn
9781417232871
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
741952675396
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
E1E-DV-6753
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1184007
  • (OCoLC)496023952
System details
DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD

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