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Getting Lear

Synopsis
Documentary. Did Shakespeare create King Lear for the purpose of educating his audience on the issues of ageing, retirement, and ultimately death? A retired English professor and a group of his friends attempt to answer these questions by performing scenes from Shakespeare’s play and then applying the scenes to their own real life situations.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2009
Availability
No distributor known (1/2009)

Credits

Director
Chris Ramsey
Producer
Chris Ramsey; Stuart Omans
Cinematographer
Ali Imran Zaidi; Chris Ramsey
Cast
Stuart OmansLear
Sarah Jane FridlichCordelia
Ben GunterFool
Adrian LePeltierEarl of Kent
Leslie France PattersonRegan
Peg O’KeefGoneril

Additional Details

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

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.gettinglear.com

Production Company

Name

Sketchbook Productions

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