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King Lear

Synopsis
A videorecording of the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival production of King Lear directed by Jonathan Miller. Designed by Ralph Funicello. Videotaped for Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) by Richard Stucker. Christopher Plummer as Lear.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
12 Apr 2004
Duration
179 mins

Credits

Director
Jonathan Miller
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Berthold Carriere
Production Design
Ralph Funicello
Costume
Clare Mitchell
Contributor
Richard Stucker
Cast
Christopher PlummerLear
Claire JullienCordelia
James BlendickEarl of Gloucester
Barry MacGregorFool
Brent CarverEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Benedict CampbellEarl of Kent
Brian TreeOswald
Domini BlytheGoneril
Eric Sheffer StevensCuran
Geraint Wyn DaviesEdmund
Guy PaulDuke of Burgundy
Ian DeakinDuke of Albany
Leo LeydenOld Man
Lucy PeacockRegan
Paul O’BrienKing of France
Stephen RussellDuke of Cornwall
William CainDoctor

Additional Details

Theatre
Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Centre, NY
Theatre company
Stratford Shakespeare Company, Ontario
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival

Notes

History
First performed at the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival 2002 (catalogued separately)
Reviews
Nina da Vinci Nicols, Shakespeare Newsletter 53 (2003-4): 131-321.
Brantley, Ben ‘A Fiery Fall Into the Abyss, Unknowing And Unknown’. New York Times (March 5 2004).

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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