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Shakespeare: King Lear: Workshops I and II (1985)

TitleShakespeare: King Lear: Workshops I and II
Release LocationsGB
MediumColor video
Length24 mins
Audiencecollege and university
Play ConnectionsKing Lear (documentary)
SeriesOpen University Film Library


One of several programs prepared for the Open University television programs in Great Britain. Not seen in the U.S. According to the BUFVC catalog, each program features a director leading one of the actors through his/her role. In this program, director John Russell Brown explores ways of coping with the "reason in madness" theme in the play and examines the reunion of Gloucester and Lear

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

King LearJulian Glover
Dir.John Russell Brown

Production Team and Crew Overview

ProducerDavid Hoyle

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell