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King Lear

Synopsis
Gareth Lloyd Evans, University of Birmingham, and Brian Morris, St David’s University College Wales, discuss the cosmic nature of the play, its exposure of the elemental in man and of the barbaric world he creates, and the conflict between absolute good and absolute evil. The discussion is supported by detailed consideration of major characters. Side 2 comprises readings by actors Michael Redgrave, Helen Mirren, and Geoffrey Hutchings.
Series
Shakespeare Audiotapes
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
1970
Duration
57 mins

Credits

Director
John Russell Brown
Contributor
Brian Morris; Gareth Lloyd Evans
Cast
Geoffrey Hutchings 
Helen Mirren 
Michael Redgrave 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Documentation
Accompanying booklet.

Production Company

Name

World Microfilms

Distributor (Sale)

Name

World Microfilms

Contact
Stephen Albert
Email
microworld@ndirect.co.uk
Web
http://www.microworld.uk.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7586 4499
Fax
020 7722 1068
Address
PO Box 35488
St John’s Wood
London
NW8 6WD
Notes
World Microfilms distributes the Audio Forum collection of CDs for language learning and the Sussex Tapes library of video and audio material for sixth form and undergraduate teaching. The Sussex Tapes collection concentrates on the areas of English, history and music. Architecture programmes from the Masters of Architecture and Pidgeon Digital (qv) series of slides are sold on DVD as well as being accessible online via subscription.

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