King Lear (2008)

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Sir Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare's tragic monarch, in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works.


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3 December 2014 | tmashuk
| An Old man comes to his sense and brings me to tears
If you want to understand the nature of human beings, or want to make a list what kind of humans there are, watch King Lear.

Human folly, betrayal, misunderstanding, treachery, infidelity, kindness, faithfulness, bravery, and so on.

Of the episodes, the scene where King Lear meets his daughter Cordelia and comes to senses brings me to tears when he says He is old and foolish. That performance! If not watched I think a person will miss something in her/his life.

I think Shakespeare had put everything he had in writing this play. This is the most engaging and deeply moving play after the Greek Oedepus plays.

I sincerely pray for the people who took such pain portraying characters of this drama.

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25 December 2008



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GBP1,000,000 (estimated)

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