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The late Sir Laurence Olivier stars in this Emmy Award winning production of Shakespeare's King Lear.
Olivier captures the transformation of Lear and gives reason to the development of his madness and his final clarity. This is my favorite Lear performance.Published 1 month ago by Tom Gray
The best King Lear on film. Superb cast and interesting staging of one of Shakespeare's great tragedies.Published 1 month ago by Gary Jenkins
My hero, what a splendid performance. My daughter claims I threw myself on Olivier's gravestone in Westminster Abbey, but I did not . . . Read morePublished 7 months ago by Picara
Having trouble "getting" Shakespeare? Watch Laurence Olivier's interpretation of Lear and you'll not only understand it; you'll feel it! Nobody does Shakespeare like Larry!Published 12 months ago by Barbara G.
An outstandingly great actor giving once again one of the great performances of his career, supported by a great cast. Worth every cent many times over.Published 15 months ago by Nobilangelo C.
Yes, my subtitle is hyperbolic, I admit that but I won't change it because this production has moved me so deeply and so consistently since I saw its first broadcast on PBS. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Daniel B.