King Lear

The formidable James Earl Jones reprises his critically acclaimed King Lear in this television adaptation of Joseph Papp?s New York Shakespeare Festival production. Of Jones' performance, The Washington Post wrote, "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 projects is not a matter of mere physical size, but of largeness of soul."

"...an extraordinary performance."- The New York Times

1974, Drama, 180 minutes, Color

Cast: James Earl Jones, Raul Julia, Paul Sorvino, Rene Auberjonois, Rosalind Cash, Lee Chamberlain, Ellen Holley, Douglas Watson, Tom Aldredge


Written by: William Shakespeare

Music by: Charles Gross

Directed by: Edwin Sherin


Produced by: Virginia Kassel

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1974


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