British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

King Lear

Synopsis
Scenes from the play arranged as a sequence for radio broadcasting by Peter Creswell. With Abraham Sofaer in the title role and William Hutchison as narrator.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
14 May 1939 at 17:45 (Channel: BBC Regional Programme)
Duration
125 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Peter Creswell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Creswell
Cast
Abraham SofaerLear
Edana RomneyCordelia
Carleton HobbsEarl of Gloucester
Marius GoringFool
Baliol HollowayEarl of Kent
George WoodbridgeDuke of Cornwall
Jack AllenKing of France
Joan HenleyRegan
Leonard ThompsonOswald
Leslie BradleyDoctor
Marda VanneGoneril
Michael BazalgetteDuke of Burgundy
Robert HolmesDuke of Albany
William HutchisonStoryteller

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 349 times.