The Archive of American Television Presents: "Orson Welles King Lear" Debuts on DVD

February 9th, 2010

The Archive of American Television Presents: King Lear features a "live" TV production of Orson Welles in the title role, in a 1953 Omnibus production directed by Peter Brook. In reviewing the show Variety raved: "Welles scored a notable triumph [and] on an equal level of attainment was Peter Brook's highly imaginative and fluid staging of the production."

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