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King Lear: Act 2 Scene 4 Starring Phil Davis

Synopsis
In this contemporary re-working of King Lear a home for the elderly is the domain of the titular monarch. Having obtained the Power of Attorney to manage his affairs, Lear’s daughters are ecstatic and have little time for their father. He bitterly regrets his decision but his fate is sealed.
Series
Shakespeare Lives 2016
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Duration
4:02

Credits

Director
Billy Lumby
Producer
Rob Jelley
Cinematographer
Benoit Soler
Writer
William Shakespeare
Editor
Sacha Szwarc
Music
Ben Salisbury; Geoff Barrow
Production Design
Sam Tidman
Costume
Grace Snell
Sound Design
Sacha Szwarc
Cast
Phil DavisLear
Freddie Annobil-DodooFool
Montserrat Roig de PuigGoneril
Sophie JugeRegan

Additional Details

Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Shakespeare
Keywords
fathers; inheritance; mental disorders

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare Lives was a global cultural programme of events and activities in 2016. Created by the British Council, Shakespeare lives included the commissioning of 11 short films inspired by Shakespeare’s work. The playlist is available here: https://theatreanddance.britishcouncil.org/blog/2016/12/film-watch-our-collection-of-shakespeare-lives-short-films/

Online Availability

Online URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIXseJwmWWI
Online format
Streamed

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