Peter Brook's production of King Lear featured Paul Scofield in the title role.

Before taking on this role, Scofield had just won an Oscar for his performance in the Hollywood film A Man For All Seasons.

His performance as Lear is still referenced today as one of the greatest ever performances of this challenging role, and in a 2004 poll, RSC actors voted this as the finest performance ever on the RSC stage.

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