King Lear

No longer available to stream


Date Added: 12th January 2021

Date Removed: 5th April 2021

Available for: 3 months



King Lear divides his kingdom between his three daughters depending on how well they praise him. While Goneril and Regan flatter Lear, Cordelia, the youngest and most loyal refuses, and is banished. Lear gradually realises his foolishness and goes mad. This historic 1974 live recording from the New York Shakespeare Festival captures a towering performance from the great James Earl Jones.


Certificate: 12

Year: 2002

Duration: 2 h 51 min

Episode Length: 2 h 51 min


Cast: James Earl Jones, Paul Sorvino, Raul Julio, Lee Chamberlain, Rosalind Cash, Ellen Holly

Studio: PBS / Broadway Archive / Heritage Theatre


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