King Lear - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD - NEW & SEALED
"He’s mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf, a horse’s health, a boy’s love, or a whore’s oath."
Starring John Bird, Michael Hordern and Michael Kitchen...
When King Lear rejects his most devoted daughter Cordelia because she refuses to patronise him with hollow sentiments, he embarks on a journey into humiliation, loneliness and eventually madness. In what is widely regarded as Shakespeare’s greatest creative achievement, a story of family conflict ultimately reveals the bare futility of the human condition.
Director Jonathan Miller has had so many triumphs with this great Shakespearian tragedy that his name is now synonymous with the play. In this renowned version, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Michael Hordern gives a remarkable performance in the lead role.
In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors. The full listing of plays are shown below.
We have all the other DVDs available in this series which is part of William Shakespeare - A Complete Collection a BBC production of Shakespeare plays from 1978-1985 starring a list of some of our best loved actors and actresses such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Felicity Kendall, John Cleese, Diana Rigg, the list goes on and on...
PLEASE NOTE : This is the official and original Full Size DVD case version produced for the UK market - NEW and SEALED
- Universal For All Classification (Suitable For All)