King Lear (1984)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Tragedy  |   Release Date - Jan 26, 1984 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 158 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Hockley

Shakespeare's tragedy, made for British television, is given a full-blooded rendition here with the great Laurence Olivier in the title role and a stellar cast to support him, in the tale of a king torn apart by the ambition and treachery within his family and by his own pride.




abandonment, ambition, betrayal, bribery, craziness, cruelty, deception, family, generation-gap, greed, jealousy, killing, king, poison, treachery


High Artistic Quality