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King Lear

Synopsis
Stage recording of King Lear with Kevin Kline in the title role. Directed for stage by James Lapine and for Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) by Richard Stucker.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
23 Mar 2007
Duration
179 mins

Credits

Director
James Lapine; Richard Stucker
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Michael Starobin; Stephen Sondheim
Production Design
Heidi Ettinger
Costume
Jess Goldstein
Cast
Kevin KlineLear
Laura OdehCordelia
Larry BryggmanEarl of Gloucester
Philip GoodwinFool
Brian AversEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Angela PierceGoneril
Joaquin TorresCuran
Joaquin TorresDuke of Burgundy
Logan Marshall-GreenEdmund
Michael CerverisEarl of Kent
Michael RudkoCuran
Nicole BocchiYoung Regan
Paris Rose YatesYoung Goneril
Pearce. DanielDuke of Cornwall
Piter MarekKing of France
Ryan McCarthy 
Talacia MartinsYoung Cordelia
Timothy D. StickneyOswald

Additional Details

Theatre
Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York, NY
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Reviews
Bill Brantley ‘Howl, Nay, Express His Lighter Purpose’ in New York Times (8 March 2007). Brantley writes ‘So you were expecting maybe a majestic, troubling, tragic King Lear?" Oh please, that is so last century. With the world on a fast track to hell, you surely don’t want to endure three hours of cosmic misery as entertainment. Instead, chill out and embrace the new ‘Lear Lite’, brought to you by the Public Theater, which features New Age music, eye-soothing color-coordinated costumes and the charming Kevin Kline in the title role’.

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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