King Lear: Masterpiece Theatre

King Lear: Masterpiece Theatre

Director: Richard Eyre Cast: Ian Holm, Barbara Flynn, Victoria Hamilton



Ian Holm delivers an Emmy-nominated performance in this filmed adaptation of the classic Shakespearean tragedy King Lear. From director Richard Eyre (Stage Beauty), the film traces the events that follow the titular monarch's decision to make his three daughters vie for his kingdom. Originally broadcast on the BBC, it was later shown in the U.S. on PBS as part of the Masterpiece Theatre series.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2004
UPC: 0783421337893
Original Release: 1997
Rating: NR
Source: Wgbh
Time: 2:30:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Access to the Masterpiece Theatre website; Scene selection within acts for classroom use

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Act I: Know That We Have Divided in Three Our Kingdom [22:26]
2. Act I: Some Villain Hath Done Me Wrong [5:47]
3. Act I: How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth it Is to Have a Thankless Child [15:50]
4. Act II: Call Not Your Stocks for Me, I Serve the King [8:31]
5. Act II: Edgar I Nothing Am [13:16]
6. Act III: Blow, Winds, and Crack Your Cheeks [3:16]
7. Act III: Poor Tom's a-Cold [7:45]
8. Act III: His Wits Are Gone [2:25]
9. Act III: Pluck out His Eyes [4:50]
10. Act IV: Know'st Thou the Way to Dover? [4:22]
11. Act IV: Our Aged Father's Right [6:34]
12. Act IV: Ay, Every Inch a King [3:30]
13. Act IV: I Am a Very Foolish Fond Old Man [11:15]
14. Act V: The Weight of This Sad Time We Must Obey [10:17]

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King Lear: Masterpiece Theatre 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Satsu_Mihouji More than 1 year ago
i never read or even saw king lear until my junior year in high school. after seeing this version of king lear in school, i loved it immediately. i enjoyed reading king lear and due to both factors king lear is now my favorite work by shakespeare. the fool is hilarious but equally wise. Ian holm does a fantastic job of playing the senile old king that forsakes the true and embraces the false. truly a film worthy of being part of a home collections, especially for shakespeare lovers.