British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

King Lear

Synopsis
The Arkangel series consists of all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays, uncut, fully-dramatised and accompanied by original music. Based on the text of the Pelican Shakespeare editions. Trevor Peacock is Lear and David Tennant is Edgar.
Series
Arkangel Complete Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
1999
Availability
Sale

Credits

Director
Clive Brill
Producer
Tom Treadwell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Dominque Le Gendre
Cast
Trevor PeacockLear
Julia FordCordelia
Clive MerrisonEarl of Gloucester
John RoganFool
David TennantEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Anton LesserEarl of Kent
Ben Shephard 
Christopher GeeDuke of Burgundy
David HorovitchDuke of Albany
Gerard MurphyEdmund
John McAndrewKing of France
Jonathan TaflerOswald
Penny DownieGoneril
Rob EdwardsDuke of Cornwall
Samantha BondRegan

Additional Details

Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Audiotapes released 1999; CD 2003.
Reviews
For an assessment of the sound recordings from Arkangel, the Marlowe Society (Rylands) and the Caedmon Shakespeare Recording Society (Sackler) see Lanier, Douglas ‘Shakespeare on the Record’ in Hodgdon, Barbara & Worthen, W.B. (eds) A Companion to Shakespeare in Performance (Malden: Blackwell, 2005), pp415-436

Production Company

Name

Penguin Audiobooks

Email
audio@penguin.co.uk
Web
http://www.penguin.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7010 3067
Fax
020 7010 6695
Address
80 Strand
London
WC2R 0RL

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Penguin Direct

Email
customer.service@penguin.co.uk
Web
http://www.penguin.co.uk External site opens in new window
Fax
020 8757 4030
Address
Bath Road
Harmondsworth
Middx
UB7 0DA
Name

Retail outlets

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 745 times.