King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom by giving bequests to two of his three daughters egged on by their continual flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all.King Lear is a 1987 film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play in the style of experimental French New Wave cinema.King Lear is a 2018 British-American television film directed by Richard Eyre. An adaptation of the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, cut to just 115 minutes, was broadcast on BBC Two on 28 May 2018. Starring Anthony Hopkins as the title character, the adaptation is set in an alternate universe 21st-century highly militarized London and depicts the tragedy that follows when the sovereign King Lear announces the end of his reign and the division of his kingdom among his three daughters.King Lear is a 2008 television film based on the William Shakespeare play of the same name, directed by Trevor Nunn.King Lear is a 1953 live television adaptation of the Shakespeare play staged by Peter Brook and starring Orson Welles.King Lear is a 1916 silent film based on the 1606 play, directed by Ernest C. Warde and starring his father, the noted stage actor Frederick Warde.King Lear is a 1971 British film adaptation of the Shakespeare play directed by Peter Brook and starring Paul Scofield.King Leary is a novel by Canadian humorist Paul Quarrington, published in 1987 by Doubleday Canada.The novel is part of an unofficial trilogy with Quarrington’s earlier The Life of Hope and his later Logan in Overtime.King Lear (Russian: Король Лир, translit. Korol Lir) is a 1971 Soviet drama film directed by Grigori Kozintsev, based on William Shakespeare’s play King Lear.Charles Bernard “King” Lear (January 23, 1891 – October 31, 1976) was a professional baseball pitcher who played two seasons of Major League Baseball.