This shattering drama of isolation and loss is one of the greatest tragedies in world literature.
King Lear of Britain has three daughters: the hard-hearted Goneril and Regan, and the good and gentle Cordelia. He determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best. Lear’s tragic lack of judgement and self-knowledge is paralleled by the blindness of the loyal Gloucester who is persuaded to reject his virtuous son Edgar in favor of the villainous Edmund.
Lear is played by Trevor Peacock and Gloucester by Clive Merrison. Penny Downie is Goneril, Samantha Bond is Regan, and Julia Ford is Cordelia. Edgar is played by David Tennant, Edmund by Gerard Murphy, and the Fool by John Rogan.
Original Title: King Lear Year: 2003 Language: English Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Trevor Peacock, Julia Ford, David Tennant, John Rogan Publisher: Arkangel ASIN: B00KFO7JPA Duration: 3 hour and 8 minutes [Unabridged edition] Format: Audiobook Audio-Codec: MP3 Bitrate Audio: CBR 320 kbps Archive size: 412.86 MB (432,911,710 B)
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Trevor Peacock was bornon May 19, 1931 in Edmonton, London, England, United Kingdom, is Actor, Writer, Soundtrack. Trevor Peacock was born on May 19, 1931 in Edmonton, London, England as Trevor Edward Peacock. He is an actor and writer, known for Fred Claus (2007), Neverwhere (1996) and The Vicar of Dibley (1994). He is married to Tilly Tremayne. He was previously married to Iris Jones. He had starring roles in several of the BBC Shakespeare series, including the title role in Titus Andronicus, Feste in Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Lord Talbot in Henry VI, Part 1 and Jack Cade in Henry VI, Part 2. He was the Gravedigger in Franco Zeffirelli's 1990 film version of Hamlet, Old Joe in the 1999 Patrick Stewart version of A Christmas Carol, and the Innkeeper in the 2000 made-for-television film version of Don Quixote.
Julia Ford is a British actress and TV/ film/ radio director. 2018 Julia directed Harlan Coben’s “Safe” for Netflix, Red Productions, Studio Canal starring Michael C Hall, Amanda Abbington, Audrey Fleurot, Marc Warren, Hannah Arterton, Nigel Lindsay. She has directed several short films including The Enlightenment by Moira Buffini starring Claire Skinner, Tom Burke and Gemma Lawrence, which was a BAFTA/ Kodak Shortfilm Showcase Finalist. Jimmy McGovern's acclaimed series Moving On; CBBC Series Stepping Up (RTS Nominated and BAFTA Winner); BBC drama Secrets and Words,LA Productions; Doctors BBC; Up! By Georgia Pritchett, produced by Catherine Bailey Ltd, for the BBC Sitcom Showcase.
David John Tennant (né McDonald; born 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as DI Alec Hardy in ITV's Broadchurch, the Tenth Doctor in the BBC television series Doctor Who, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Netflix's Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In addition to his appearances on screen, he has worked as a voice actor and in theatre, including Prince Hamlet in a critically acclaimed 2008 stage production of Hamlet and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in the DuckTales reboot which began airing in 2017. In January 2015, Tennant received the National Television Award for Special Recognition.
John Rogan (1938 – 19 March 2017) was an Irish actor. His career began in theatre, appearing in productions ranging from Shakespearean plays to musicals and contemporary drama, and he then moved into film and TV work. He was a cousin of author and music critic Johnny Rogan.
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