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King Lear

Alternative title
Tragedy of King Lear, The
Synopsis
Radio version of the play, co-produced by the Renaissance Theatre Company and BBC Radio 3. With John Gielgud in the title role. Incidental music by Patrick Doyle. Produced in celebration of John Gielgud’s the 90th birthday.
Series
Sunday Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio; 3 compact discs. 195 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 1994 sale: £16.99 (cassette) 1994 sale: £24.99 (CD)
Notes
The CD is currently unavailable commercially in Great Britain (6/2009).
Documentation
Accompanying booklet.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Glyn Dearman
Producer
Glyn Dearman; Kenneth Branagh
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Patrick Doyle
Cast
Bernard Cribbins 
Bob Hoskins 
Denis Quilley 
Derek Jacobi 
Eileen Atkins 
Emma Thompson 
Harry Towb 
Iain Glen 
John Gielgud 
John Shrapnel 
Judi Dench 
Kenneth Branagh 
Matthew Morgan 
Maurice Denham 
Michael Williams 
Nicholas Boulton 
Nickolas Grace 
Peter Hall 
Richard Briers 
Robert Stephens 
Sam Dastor 
Simon Russell Beale 

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Renaissance Theatre Company

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.ca

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