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King Lear

Synopsis
Shakespeare’s King Lear adapted for radio in a two-part production by Brett Usher, directed by Walter Acosta. With Trevor Howard in the title role and Emrys James as Fool.
Series
Play of the Week (BBC World Service)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
8 Nov 1986 at 18:00 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
120 (total running time)
Availability
No archive copy traced

Credits

Director
Walter Acosta
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Brett Usher
Cast
Trevor HowardLear
Bernard HeptonEarl of Gloucester
Emrys JamesFool
Angela Pleasence 
Fiona Shaw 
Janet Maw 

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
This was Trevor Howard’s first broadcast on BBC World Service.
History
Originally broadcast in two 60-minute slots on 8/11/1986 and 15/11/1986 at 18:00 GMT.
Reviews
Source: London Calling, November 1986.

Production Company

Name

BBC World Service

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