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Every Inch a King

Synopsis
Anthology arts series. Documentary on Robert Stephens’ acclaimed performance as Lear in Adrian Noble’s 1993 production for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The programme follows Stephens through an entire performance, from entering the theatre to departure as he waits for the coach to take him home. There are scenes backstage and interviews with Noble and critics. Particularly memorable is Stephens shuffling towards the wings, stubbing out his cigarette, and then going on to play the Dover scene.
Series
Omnibus
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
24 Apr 1994 at 22:50 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Nigel Williams
Contributor
Adrian Noble
Cast
Robert StephensLear

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stephens, Robert (1931-1995)

Archive

Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

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Address
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Distributor (VHS)

Name

BFI National Archive

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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
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London
W1T 1LN

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