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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Bert André ...
Ridder van Lear
Hector Camerlynck ...
Hertog van Cornwall
Walter Claessens ...
Hertog van Boergondië
Jo Coppens ...
Hoveling Curan / Officier van Edmund
Charles Cornette ...
Oswald dienaar van Goneril
Julienne De Bruyn ...
Regan
Dirk Decleir ...
Edgar, zoon van Gloucester
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Marc Janssen ...
De nar
Leo Madder ...
Arts / Dienaar van Cornwall
Yolande Markey ...
Luc Philips ...
Koning Lear
Paul S'Jongers ...
Hertog van Albany
Lode Van Beek ...
Oude man, pachter van Gloucester
Martin Van Zundert ...
Graaf van Kent
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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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19 September 1969 (Belgium)  »

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