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King Lear

Synopsis
Televised adaptation of the play with Michael Hordern in the title role and Frank Middlemass as the Fool.
Series
Play of the Month
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Notes
Director Jonathan Miller first directed the play with actors Michael Hordern and Frank Middlemass in 1969 at Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham; he subsequently directed the same pair for the BBC TV Shakespeare production of the play in 1982.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Jonathan Miller
Producer
Cedric Messina
Writer
William Shakespeare
Art Direction
Vic Symonds
Cast
Angela Down 
Anthony Nicholls 
Benjamin Whitrow 
Ewan Hooper 
Frank Middlemas 
John Shrapnel 
Michael Hordern 
Michael Jayston 
Penelope Wilton 
Ronald Pickup 
Sarah Badel 

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
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Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
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