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The Shakespearean Tragedy
The Meaning Behind King Lear
Understanding King Lear with Ian McKellan
Other King Lear Resources
Britannica High School Edition This link opens in a new window
Reference articles, journals, magazines, websites, multimedia, and curriculum content for high school students. Includes dictionary, atlas and student workspace.
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King Lear in your Learning Commons
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King Lear at the Movies
King Lear (2008)
Directed by Trevor Nunn, this 2008 version of the play was specially televised by the Royal Shakespeare Company and starred Ian McKellan in the title role.
Performance Episode 26: King Lear (1998)
Directed by Richard Eyre, this 1998 episode 26 of the TV series Performance was a full production of King Lear and starred Ian Holm in the title role.
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, this modernized 1997 version of the play was set on a farm in Iowa and starred Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange.