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King Lear

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In director [[Performer~P83136~Peter Brook~peterbrook]]'s King Lear, [[Performer~P64000~Paul Scofield~paulscofield]] portrays the title character, a senile old ruler, whose susceptibility to flattery proves his undoing. The premise involves Lear's ill-fated attempts to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters -- a goal that ultimately leads to tragedy. The stark terrain of Denmark stands in for England in this version, adding a brooding visual texture to the picture that exists alongside the...more

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