King Lear
King Lear (1974)

James Earl Jones gave one of his finest performances in the title role of Joseph Papp's acclaimed New York Shakespeare Festival production of the Bard's tragedy, putting a new spin on this classic story of one family's… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 20, 1974
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2005
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Mark Bourne

Here's a no-fripperies, full-speed-ahead King Lear that's accessible, exciting, haunting, moving, and crowd-pleasing in ways that merely reading the play in English class will never achieve.

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