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King Lear

Synopsis
A video recording of the stage production of King Lear by the Prospect Theatre Company, directed by Kenny McBain with Timothy West as Lear.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1 Sep 1972

Credits

Director
Kenny McBain
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Robin Archer
Cast
Timothy WestLear
Jill DixonCordelia
John BradleyEarl of Gloucester
Ronnie StevensFool
Timothy DaltonEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Christopher BurgessDuke of Albany
James SnellKing of France
Michael Graham CoxOswald
Ralph WatsonDuke of Cornwall
Ronald SmerczakDuke of Burgundy
Sheila BallantineGoneril
Trevor MartinEarl of Kent
Vivienne MartinRegan

Additional Details

Theatre company
Prospect Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Entry 259.1 in Rothwell & Melzer Shakespeare On Screen: an International Filmography and Videography (London: Mansell, 1990) notes that ‘apparently a recording of a theatrical production by London’s Prospect Theatre Company in September 1971. Housed in a Venetian archive’. The location has not been verified for this entry.
History
The performance opened at the Aldwych Theatre, London 5 June 1972

Archive

Name

Venice Biennale Archive of the History of the Contemporary Arts

Phone
+39 (041) 521 2062
Fax
+39 (041) 524 0817
Address
Ca’ Corner della Regina
Santa Croce 2214
Venice
30125
Italy

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