King Lear (1953 television with Orson Welles)

King Lear (1953 television with Orson Welles)

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have someone who doesn't appreciate Orson Welles King Lear film adaptation of the classic Shakespearean tragedy, believed by many to be his greatest work.

This version of King Lear, abridged, is a 1953 live television adaptation of the Shakespeare play staged by Peter Brook and starring Orson Welles. It aired October 18, 1953, as part of the CBS television series Omnibus, hosted by Alistair Cooke. The cast also includes Natasha Perry as Cordelia and Alan Badel as the Fool.

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