The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1460 Tuesday, 12 June 2001
From: Thomas Larque <
Date: Monday, 11 Jun 2001 14:38:36 +0100
Subject: Film of King Lear (2000)
I am currently trying to collect as many videos of film productions of
"King Lear" as possible. Browsing the Internet Movie Database
(www.imdb.com), I see that there was (or was supposed to be?) a film of
"King Lear" released in 2000. IMDB says nothing about this production
other than that the Writing Credits belong to Ernst Kaufmann. The only
Lear related film that I know of in this period was "The King is Alive"
- with stranded bus passengers acting out Lear. Are the two related?
If not, does anybody know anything about the Kaufmann "King Lear".
If this film actually exists, then is it available on video? I haven't
seen any evidence of it from the mainstream retailers or on Tanya
Gough's excellent "Poor Yorrick" site.
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