The King Lear I saw a year or so ago, with Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, and Sylvester McCoy as The Fool, is now available to view online . Like the Hamlet, I can't say how it will come across as a recording compared to being there. ETA - according to metafilter , they have cut the bit where Sir Ian strips off. Why on Earth? Here is an idiotic review by Germaine greer.