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King Lear (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 February 2015 (USA)
An aging monarch resolves to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, with consequences he little expects. His reason shattered in the storm of violent emotion that ensues, with his ... See full summary »

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Antoni Cimolino
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Credited cast:
Colm Feore ... King Lear
Liisa Repo-Martell ... Regan
Jonathan Goad ... Kent
Stephen Ouimette ... Fool
Mike Shara ... Cornwall
Scott Wentworth Scott Wentworth ... Gloucester
Evan Buliung ... Edgar
Michael Blake ... Albany
Gordon S. Miller Gordon S. Miller ... Heralrd, Knight
Derek Moran ... Burgundy
Thomas Olajide ... Oswald
Sara Farb ... Cordelia
Maev Beaty ... Goneril
Karl Ang ... King of France
Brad Hodder Brad Hodder ... Edmund
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An aging monarch resolves to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, with consequences he little expects. His reason shattered in the storm of violent emotion that ensues, with his very life hanging in the balance, Lear loses everything that has defined him as a king - and thereby discovers the essence of his own humanity.

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Affecting production at Stratford (Ontario)
1 May 2020 | by raymond-andreSee all my reviews

This filmed Canadian stage production from Stratford Ontario sacrifices some of the beauty of Shakespeare's meter and rhythm for the sincerity of the new world. Colm Feore proves himself once again a national treasure as Lear and Stephen Ouimet is lovely as his fool. Another standout is Jonathan Goad as Kent who brings an unflagging energy to the part. As a fan of the bard and his many film and television adaptations I found this to be a pretty fair mounting of the play.


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