Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

King Lear (1980, Julian Lopez-Morillas)

TitleKing Lear
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorJulian Lopez-Morillas
MediumColor video
Length3 hrs, 8 mins
Audiencecollege and university
general public
Play ConnectionsKing Lear (recording)


A videotaping of a stage production performed by the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival in 1980. A copy is housed in the Theatre on Film and Tape Collection at the Billy Rose Theatre Collection of the Library of Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, New York Public Library. It may be viewed by appointment (see below)

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

LearJack Shearer
GonerilLinda Hoy
ReganRobin Scott
CordeliaMolly Mayock
FoolMike Prusky
CornwallSteve Henry
AlbanyPaul D. Yeuell
KentRegan Durrant
GloucesterLance Brady
EdgarJohn Vickery
EdmundRobert Sicular
OswaldMike Renner

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorJulian Lopez-Morillas
ComposerJulian Lopez-Morillas
ComposerStephen Thewlis
CostumesDiana Stone
LightingTom Stocker
SetDean Angell
SetRon Pratt

Company Overview

Producer Berkeley Shakespeare Festival

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell