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Sarah Badel ... Goneril
Geoffrey Collins ... Servant
Angela Down ... Cordelia
Roger Elliott ... Servant
Donald Gee ... Oswald
Leslie Glazer ... Doctor
Paul Haley ... Captain
Mike Hayward ... Servant
... Earl of Kent
... King Lear
... Duke of Burgundy
... Edmund
David Kincaid ... Gentleman, attendant on Cordelia
... Old man
... Fool
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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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23 March 1975 (UK)  »

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Penelope Wilton reprised her role as Regan in King Lear (1982). See more »

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Version of King Lear (1971) See more »

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