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May 25, 2022

Our time with King Lear has come to an end! This week, we will be discussing two major film adaptations and whether or not we feel they are worth watching: Trevor Nunn's 2008 film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production, starring Ian McKellen, and Richard Eyre's 2018 film produced for Amazon Studios, starring Antony Hopkins. We'll also talk a little about a few other significant productions and adaptations. 

Shakespeare Anyone? is created and produced by Kourtney Smith and Elyse Sharp.

Note: When this episode was recorded, Kourtney Smith was using the stage name "Korey Leigh Smith".

Music is "Neverending Minute" by Sounds Like Sander.

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Works referenced:

Bickley, Pamela, and Jennifer Stevens. “8. King Lear.” Studying Shakespeare Adaptation: From Restoration Theatre to YouTube, The Arden Shakespeare, London, 2021, pp. 145–163.

Eyre, Richard, director. King Lear. Performance by Antony Hopkins, Amazon Studios, 2018.

Nunn, Trevor, director. King Lear. Performance by Ian McKellen, Richard Price TV Associates Ltd., 2008.