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King Lear (5/8)


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Eugenia Educational Fdn.
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 57 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 2001
Available in French: No

Lear is not only an aging ruler who foolishly places the keys to his kingdom in the wrong hands, he is also a stubborn old man who demands a public declaration of love from his daughters before giving them their inheritance. The two older daughters profess a devotion they do not feel; the loving youngest daughter gives an honest but cool reply. Lear's enraged and ill-conceived response tears the family and the kingdom apart.