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This is a video of Act V Scene 3 of King Lear as performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. This performance stands out because it portrays Lear alone with Cordelia's dead body. He gives his last speeches as one lonely, sad soliloquy. This portrayal gives the impression that Lear is left totally alone after the events of the play. This makes the play even more tragic and moves the audience to pity Lear (in true Greek tragic fashion). Nick Luken. from YouTube channel Royal Shakespeare Company.

KING LEAR Scene from Trevor Nunn’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear with the RSC, 2008. Starring Ian McKellen, Francis Barber, Romola Garai and other members of the RSC.