Great theatre productions along with documentaries recorded exactly as they were staged in front of a live audience. Along with each production is a documentary that contains testimonies from key cast members and the director.
This historic 1974 recording of King Lear brings to audiences today both a great production of Shakespeare's classic, but also a performance of towering brilliance from the formidable James Earl Jones. This recording made at Joseph Papp's legendary open air New York Shakespeare Festival, in Central Park, also captures magnificent performances from the late Raul Julia, alongside a great cast that includes Paul Sorvino, Ellen Holly, Rosalind Cash and Lee Chamberlin.
A timeless classic in perhaps the greatest recording ever made.
"Jones has the qualities of mind, body, voice and movement which enable him to make us care deeply about the spectacle of an old man brought to grief by his folly. The magnitude Jones project is not a matter of mere physical size, but of largeness of soul." - The Washington Post
"....an extraordinary performance." - The New York Times
|Format||DVD | Region 0 | PAL|
|Language & Duration||English | 180 Minutes|