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King Lear

Season 33 Episode 14 | 2h 51m 5s

2009 Emmy Nominee Ian McKellen recreates his recent stage performance of Shakespeare's tragic monarch in a special television adaptation. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the telecast includes nearly all the original cast members of the sold-out Royal Shakespeare Company production that premiered in Stratford-Upon-Avon in April 2007.

Aired: 03/26/09

Expired: 02/28/17

Rating: TV-PG

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