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KING LEAR

by | Read by A Full Cast

Poetry & Drama • 2.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1606

Hearing Lear, rather than seeing it, emphasizes the power of Shakespearean language. As the aging king who gives up his throne, Trevor Peacock deteriorates from petulance to madness. Gerard Murphy delivers Edmund's monologue on his bastard condition with masterful control, humanizing evil with an anger born of oversensitivity to injustice. Julia Ford brings a gentle strength to Cordelia; her voice alone is enough to convince that she is virtuous but not weaker for it. However, Lear is so complicated that even with striking sound effects this production is confusing at times. Some elements, such as Kent's disguise or Gloucester's blinding, must be seen for full effect. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 02]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Audio Partners/ Arkangel • 2001

CS ISBN 0141902205 $17.95 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN 1932219188 $24.95 • Three CDs

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