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King Lear

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play recorded live in front of an audience at the Globe Theatre in London. With Philip Madoc in the title role, Fiona Shaw, Mali Harries and Andrew Sachs. Directed by Alison Hindell and produced by Marion Nancarrow. Presented by Robin Lustig.
Series
BBC World Drama
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
15 Oct 2006
Transmission details
23 Dec 2006 at 19:05 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
115 mins

Credits

Director
Alison Hindell
Producer
Marion Nancarrow
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Robin Lustig
Cast
Philip MadocLear
Mali HarriesCordelia
Nigel AnthonyEarl of Gloucester
Andrew SachsFool
James LoyeEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Andrew WincottDuke of Cornwall
Deborah FindlayRegan
Fiona ShawGoneril
Gerard McDermottOswald
Jasper BrittonEdmund
John McAndrewDuke of Albany
Joseph KloskaDuke of Burgundy
Patrick BrennanKing of France
Philip JacksonEarl of Kent
Thomas ArnoldGentleman

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Notes

History
A co-production between the BBC World Service and Shakespeare’s Globe, broadcast to mark the 400th anniversary of the original performance of the play.
Textual information
Script is based on the Arden edition of the play.

Production Company

Name

BBC World Service

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.com
Web
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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