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King Lear

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the RSC Academy’s 2002 touring production of King Lear. Directed by Declan Donnellen with Nonso Anozie as Lear.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2002

Credits

Director
Declan Donnellan
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Paddy Cunneen
Production Design
Nick Ormerod
Cast
Nonso AnozieLear
Kirsty BestermanCordelia
Ryan KiggellEarl of Gloucester
Edward HoggFool
Bruce GodfreeEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Adam WebbEdmund
Aishling HowardGoneril
Dean AshtonCuran
Guy FlanaganOswald
Katherine MannersRegan
Keiran HillDuke of Cornwall
Matthew DouglasDuke of Albany
Mo ZainalKing of France
Robert WynnDuke of Burgundy
Sarah EverardOld woman
Steven RobertsonEarl of Kent

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
RSC Academy
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Black actors; Youth Theatre

Notes

General
The inaugural production from the RSC Academy created to develop full training and educational programmes in classical theatre for young people, members of the RSC and the wider world.
History
Press night (Swan Theatre) 23 September 2002. The production then formed part of the RSC’s annual residency in Newcastle before moving on to the Young Vic in London.
User comments
Nonso Anozie played Lear in this production when he was 23 years old. He was the only black actor in the production.
Reviews
Dobson, Michael. Shakespeare Survey 56 (2003). pp256-86 (esp.283-86).

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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