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King Lear

Synopsis
Complete performance by the Marlowe Dramatic Society directed by George Rylands with William Devlin as Lear.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
1961
Availability
Out of Distribution (2005)

Credits

Director
George Rylands
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
William DevlinLear
Prunella ScalesCordelia
Donald BevesEarl of Gloucester
Michael BakewellFool
Frank DuncanEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Gary WatsonDuke of Albany
Ian LangKing of France
Jill BalconGoneril
John Tracy-PhillipsDuke of Burgundy
Margaret RawlingsRegan
Michael BurrellCuran
Patrick CreeanDuke of Cornwall
Peter FosterOswald
Peter OrrEdmund
Roger HammondDoctor
Terrence HardimanOld Man
William SquireEarl of Kent

Additional Details

Theatre company
Marlowe Dramatic Society
Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Textual information
The recordings used Dover Wilson’s New Cambridge text.
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), pp. 415-436

Production Company

Name

Argo

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

Distributor

Name

Retail outlets

Distributor (Sale)

Name

c/o EMI Records Ltd

Phone
020 8561 8722
Address
1-3 Uxbridge Road
HAYES
Middx
UB4 0SY

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