Film: "King Lear"
Fri, October 2, 2009 • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM • PHR 2.110
Directed by Grigorii Kozintsev (1971)
The film will be introduced by acclaimed British actor Terence Wilton, who performs the role of Lear in London – and UTexas -- productions of Kung Lear . Mr. Wilton will discuss the performance of a “Russian Lear.”
Film is in Russian with English subtitles
This Soviet Russian screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy is a monument among Lenfilm Studio’s prize-winning films. The brilliant musical score was written by the Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich, and the text of play was translated into Russian by Boris Pasternak.