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King Lear (11 Oct. 1998)

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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns for support to his remaining daughters. But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him. In a parallel, Lear's loyal courtier Gloucester favors his illegitimate son Edmund after being told lies about his faithful son Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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27 April 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this in grade 12 english after we read the play and i'd have to say it was pretty crappy. At the beginning edmund was using a pencil to write the fake letter from edgar about he plan to kill his father they didnt have pencils back then. most of the clothes were modern i swear all the sisters sweaters in one scene were from the gap!, the hair styles were very modern. The acting was the worst, so much over acting. the woman who played cordelia was awful i havent seen acting that bad in a long time. most of the actors over acted and it was too fake and sucked. im sorry but this was an awful awful awful version of king lear.


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