Love, Tyranny and Madness
A documentary about King Lear, and how Shakespeare took a well known fairy tale and turned it into a dark play about family relationships.Tweet
King Lear (2018)
King Lear divides his kingdom with tragic consequences, as chaos descends on family and state (contains some violence and some upsetting scenes).
Hancock at the Royal Festival Hall
Comedian Tony Hancock performing in sketches at the Royal Festival Hall, London. In one sketch Hancock appears as Lear with Joe Ritchie as the Fool, both in cod Elizabethan costume (mid-way through the routine they swap roles and then back again). Lear attempts a comic delivery of part of Lear’s speech in Act 3 Scene 2 ‘Blow winds and crack your cheeks’ (Hancock actually announces Act 2 Scene 2).