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King Lear

Synopsis
Full-length radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy produced by John Richmond. With John Gielgud as Lear. The music is composed and conducted by John Hotchkis and performed by a section of the English Chamber Orchestra.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
24 Aug 1967
Transmission details
29 Sep 1967 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
210 (incl. interval)

Credits

Producer
John Richmond
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Hotchkis
Cast
John GielgudLear
Virginia McKennaCordelia
Mark DignamEarl of Gloucester
Timothy BatesonFool
Philip GuardEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Alan ReidMessenger
Alexander JohnKnight
Anthony ViccarsCaptain
Barbara BoltonRegan
Barbara JeffordGoneril
Christopher BidmeadHerald
David BrierleyServant
Derek GodfreyEdmund
Duncan McIntyreDoctor
Geoffrey WincottCuran
Geoffrey WincottServant
Haydn JonesOld Man
Howard Marion-CrawfordEarl of Kent
Humphrey MortonServant
John BryningOswald
John JustinKing of France
Michael GoodliffeDuke of Albany
Peter DucrowGentleman
Roger DelgadoDuke of Cornwall
Rolf LefebvreDuke of Burgundy

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
There was a 5-minute interval at 20:00 and a 15-minute interval at 21:30.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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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