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The Resource King Lear, by William Shakespeare ; from The Royal National Theatre production ; a Chestermead production for BBC and WGBH/Boston ; executive producer for the BBC, Simon Curtis ; executive producer for WGBH, Rebecca Eaton ; production executive, Jane Hawley ; produced by Sue Birtwistle ; adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, (videorecording)

King Lear, by William Shakespeare ; from The Royal National Theatre production ; a Chestermead production for BBC and WGBH/Boston ; executive producer for the BBC, Simon Curtis ; executive producer for WGBH, Rebecca Eaton ; production executive, Jane Hawley ; produced by Sue Birtwistle ; adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, (videorecording)

Label
King Lear
Title
King Lear
Statement of responsibility
by William Shakespeare ; from The Royal National Theatre production ; a Chestermead production for BBC and WGBH/Boston ; executive producer for the BBC, Simon Curtis ; executive producer for WGBH, Rebecca Eaton ; production executive, Jane Hawley ; produced by Sue Birtwistle ; adapted and directed by Richard Eyre
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Based on the 1997 Royal National Theatre production, widely considered the finest staging of King Lear in the past decade, Ian Holm 'touches greatness' (N.Y. Times) in Shakespeare's most sublime and difficult role
  • "Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion." -- Container
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Credits note
Director of photography, Roger Pratt ; film editor, Ken Pearce ; music by Dominic Muldowney ; production designer, Bob Crowley
Dewey number
791.436
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
PR2819.A2b H65 2004
PerformerNote
Introduced by Russell Baker ; cast: Ian Holm, Barbara Flynn, Amanda Redman, Timothy West, Paul Rhys, Finbar Lynch, David Burke, Victoria Hamilton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1943-
  • 1931-
  • 1948-
  • 1957-
  • 1971-
  • 1925-
  • 1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Eyre, Richard
  • Birtwistle, Sue
  • Holm, Ian
  • Flynn, Barbara
  • Redman, Amanda
  • West, Timothy
  • Rhys, Paul
  • Lynch, Finbar
  • Hamilton, Victoria
  • Muldowney, Dominic
  • Baker, Russell
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Chestermead Ltd
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • WGBH Video (Firm)
Runtime
141
Series statement
Masterpiece theatre
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Lear
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Kings and rulers
  • Aging parents
Technique
live action
Label
King Lear, by William Shakespeare ; from The Royal National Theatre production ; a Chestermead production for BBC and WGBH/Boston ; executive producer for the BBC, Simon Curtis ; executive producer for WGBH, Rebecca Eaton ; production executive, Jane Hawley ; produced by Sue Birtwistle ; adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 1998
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm56612397
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (141 min.)
Isbn
9781593752057
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
783421337893
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
WG33789
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 340967
  • (OCoLC)56612397
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; full screen presentation ; Dolby dgital audio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
King Lear, by William Shakespeare ; from The Royal National Theatre production ; a Chestermead production for BBC and WGBH/Boston ; executive producer for the BBC, Simon Curtis ; executive producer for WGBH, Rebecca Eaton ; production executive, Jane Hawley ; produced by Sue Birtwistle ; adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 1998
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm56612397
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (141 min.)
Isbn
9781593752057
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
783421337893
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
WG33789
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 340967
  • (OCoLC)56612397
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; full screen presentation ; Dolby dgital audio
Video recording format
DVD

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