Shakespeare Uncovered

King Lear with Christopher Plummer

Season 2 Episode 2 | 53m 4s

King Lear is universally acknowledged as one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragic roles. Christopher Plummer has played the role under the direction of Sir Jonathan Miller. an McKellen and Simon Russell Beale share their insights into this often-difficult character. And Plummer examines what inspired Shakespeare to write a play about a kingdom divided.

Aired: 01/30/15

Expires: 01/29/19

Rating: TV-PG

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