King Lear with Christopher Plummer

The Different Versions of King Lear

For nearly 150 years, Shakespeare’s King Lear vanished from the stage and in its place audiences saw a version with a happy ending. Christopher Plummer speaks with theatre historian Tanya Pollard about a different ending of King Lear. In a script by Nahum Tate, Cordelia and Lear are rescued by Edgar and they all live happily ever after.