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King Lear

Synopsis
A television production of the play, originally in six separate episodes, with Patrick Magee as Lear.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
24 Sep 1974 at 11:40 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
119 mins

Credits

Director
Charles Warren
Producer
Tony Davenall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Robin Parker
Cast
Patrick MageeLear
Wendy AllnutCordelia
Ronald RaddEarl of Gloucester
Robert ColebyEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Ann LynnRegan
Beth HarrisGoneril
Patrick MowerEdmund
Ray SmithEarl of Kent

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Released on DVD in 1988. The DVD extras include ‘Edmund: a pivital role’ - an interview with Patrick Mower, interactive menus and scene skeleton. Contained in the THAMES SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION catalogued separately.
History
Originally broadcast on ITV in 6 x 20 minute episodes for ease of use in the classroom. The tx length given in this entry refers to the duration of all episodes taken together.
Uses
Ages 14 and up.

Production Company

Name

Thames Television International

Notes
See: Yorkshire International Thomson Multimedia

Distributor

Name

FremantleMedia Home Entertainment

Email
videodvd@fremantlemedia.com
Web
http://www.fremantlehomeentertainment.com/ External site opens in new window

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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