King Lear - Orson Welles - Peter Brook - 1953 - HD Restored - 4K

KING LEAR - Orson Welles - Peter Brook - 1953 - HD Restored - 4K

King Lear by William Shakespeare - live television adaptation 1953 staged by Peter Brook and starring Orson Welles. Preserved on kinescope, it aired October 18, 1953, as part of the CBS television series Omnibus, hosted by Alistair Cooke.

NB: Orson Welles First TV Appearance.

HISTORICAL SERIES - 1953 - HD Restored - 4K - audio and video

This is an abridged version of the play, this production condensed the play by eliminating the characters of Edgar and Edmund. To compensate for their absence, Peter Brook rewrote the role of Oswald which is expanded to take Edmund's part in the play's climax, and "Poor Tom" is included not as a disguised Edgar but as an actual madman.

Directed by Peter Brook

Orson Welles - King Lear
Natasha Parry - Cordelia
Arnold Moss - Duke of Albany
Bramwell Fletcher - Earl of Kent
David J. Stewart - Oswald
Margaret Phillips - Regan
Beatrice Straight - Goneril
Alan Badel - Fool
Micheál Mac Liammóir - Poor Tom
Frederick Worlock - Earl of Gloucester
Scott Forbes - Duke of Cornwall
Wesley Addy - King of France
Fred Sadoff - Duke of Burgundy

AUDIO / IMAGE HD Restoration - Sources and/or Archive copies quality used for this restoration: damaged/poor.

This recording is for educational purposes only and is covered under Fair Use doctrine - Copyright - All rights reserved to their respective owners.

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