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Tragedy of King Lear, The

Alternative title
King Lear
Synopsis
A radio broadcast for CBC. Directed for stage by John Juliani and adapted by Michael Cook, with John Colicos as Lear.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Audio; Radio
Year of release
1999
Transmission details
30 May 1993 (Channel: CBC)
Duration
c120
Availability
Out of distribution (1/2008)

Credits

Director
John Juliani
Producer
John Juliani
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Mills-Cockell
Adaptor for Radio
Michael Cook
Cast
John ColicosLear
Merrilyn GannCordelia
Anthony HollandEarl of Gloucester
Christopher GlazeFool
Roy HolderEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Barney O’SullivanDoctor
Diana BarringtonRegan
Kenneth PogueEarl of Kent
Norman BrowningEdmund
Peter HaworthDuke of Albany
Robert ClothierDuke of Cornwall
Shirley BroderickGoneril
Tom McBeathOswald

Additional Details

Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
John Colicos played Lear for the Old Vic in 1951 at the age of 22, then the youngest Lear on the English stage.

Production Company

Name

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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