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King Lear

Alternative title
BBC Radio Collection: William Shakespeare’s King Lear
Synopsis
Radio production of King Lear with Corin Redgrave as Lear. Introduced by Richard Eyre.
Series
Sunday Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Recording date
24 Apr 2001
Transmission details
16 Sep 2001 at 18:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Director
Cherry Cookson
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Elizabeth Parker
Contributor
Richard Eyre
Cast
Corin RedgraveLear
Justine WaddellCordelia
John CarlisleEarl of Gloucester
Paul CopleyFool
Robert GlenisterEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Clive FrancisDuke of Cornwall
David TroughtonEarl of Kent
Gavin MuirOld Man
Gavin MuirGentleman
Geraldine JamesGoneril
John RoweDuke of Albany
Kika MarkhamRegan
Sean BakerKing of France
Struan RodgerOswald
William HoustonEdmund

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Commercially released as part of the BBC Radio collection series in 2001, cassettes and CDs of the production that include an introduction by Richard Eyre and an essay by director Cherry Cookson are available for sale from the BBC Shop (www.bbcshop.com) or through retail outlets.
General
This production is the radio debut of Justine Waddell, who plays Cordelia. Recorded partly on location in the Chapel at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London.
History
Broadcast as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare for the New Millennium season on Radio 3, in which the BBC mounted 17 new productions of Shakespeare in the space of four years. The emphasis of the productions is on a contemporary, innovative approach. The project was done in collaboration with BBC Worldwide, who were also responsible for the commercial release.

A repeat was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in the Drama on 3 slot on 16/9/2001 and, to mark the play’s 400th anniversary, on 7 January 2007, 18:50-21:30.
Documentation
Accompanying booklet includes scene-by scene synopsis, character analysis,brief biogrpahies of the leading actors and Shakespeare, and an essay from the producer on the interpretation of the play.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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

BBC Radio Collection, c/o Choices UK, 19-24 Manasty Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6UP, tel 01733 236800, fax 01733 230618, www.choicesdirect.co.uk

Email
enquiries@choicesuk.com
Web
http://www.choicesuk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01733 236800
Fax
01733 230618
Address
c/o Choices UK
19-24 Manasty Road
Orton Southgate
Peterborough
PE2 6UP

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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