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I was excited to get this DVD to show my high-school students at the end of our study of King Lear, so it was really worrisome when we were 40 minutes into this 2+ hour movie and I... Read morePublished 21 months ago by S. McKinney
This is a great depiction of Shakespeare's look at love and justice at the end of life. So be it.Published on March 20, 2013 by RonGus
Since I am not an expert but a student of the works of Shakespeare I will only address the subject of the fool. Read morePublished on July 6, 2012 by Lee Roy Eddie
One school of cinema says you start a scene in the middle and end it before the action ends. This we see here. Shakespeare snipped. Read morePublished on February 11, 2009 by C. Scanlon
Since my hearing is pretty bad - even with hearing aids - I depend on sub-titles and/or close captioning. Read morePublished on December 24, 2008 by P. Hampel
Long before Ian McKellan bared his bod on the stage as King Lear, Ian Holm did it in this production. Read morePublished on October 2, 2008 by Ramona Merrifield
When I read that Lear would be played by Ian Holm, I was shocked.
Ian Holm??????????? That tiny man who always plays mousy nebbishes?
Bilbo Baggins???? Read more
King Lear is a difficult part because of the old age of Lear. The energy that Ion Holm put into this part is outstanding. Great preformances in all of the cast.Published on October 11, 2007 by Firl M. Green
This is a production totally without nuance and its owes that to the bellowing of Ian Holm. Holm as Lear bellows at the beginning. he bellows in the middle. Read morePublished on April 15, 2007 by Tom Gray