The Sunday Play | King Lear

King Lear

The first of four new productions as part of Radio 3's on-going Shakespeare series, introduced by Richard Eyre. This tragic story of the consequences of the vanity of old age is illustrated in two parallel family tales of treachery and betrayal. The drama unfolds as Lear banishes his favourite daughter, Cordelia, from court.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Plays
  • Channel: BBC Radio 3
  • Duration: 2'37'23''
  • Broadcast date: 2001

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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