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King Lear

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2004 production of King Lear. Directed by Bill Alexander with Corin Redgrave as Lear.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2004
Duration
212 mins

Credits

Director
Bill Alexander
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jonathan Goldstein
Production Design
Tom Piper
Costume
Kandis Cook
Cast
Corin RedgraveLear
Sian BrookeCordelia
David HargreavesEarl of Gloucester
John NormingtonFool
Pal AronEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Anatol YusefDuke of Cornwall
Caolan ByrneDuke of Burgundy
Caolan ByrneCaptain
Emily RaymondGoneril
Jack WhitamServant of Cornwall
Jack WhitamKnight
Leo WringerDuke of Albany
Louis HilyerEarl of Kent
Louise BangayLady to Lear
Matt CrossServant of Cornwall
Matt CrossKnight
Matthew RhysEdmund
Michael G. JonesMoriani, tenant of Gloucester
Peter BygottCuran
Peter BygottDoctor
Ruth GemmellRegan
Samuel ClemensGentleman
Samuel ClemensKing of France
Sean HannawayOswald
Tam MutuServant of Cornwall
Tam MutuKnight

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
No period
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
In London Caolan Byrne played the Duke of Albany, Leo Wringer the Fool, and Jonathan Forbes, Captain.
History
First performance 18 June 2004. The production then played at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and at the Albery Theatre, London.
Reviews
For a detailed account by the director, actors, designers and understudies of the concept behind the production, the interpretation of their roles, and the rehearsal process visit http://www.rsc.org.uk/lear/current/home.html

Kehler, Dorothea. Shakespeare Bulletin 23, no. 3 (2005) pp 88-90.

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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