British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Tragedy of King Lear, The

Synopsis
Full-length radio version of Shakespeare’s play directed and produced by Charles Lefeaux with Stephen Murray as Lear heading a cast of members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company. Music composed by Tristram Carry. Maurice Miles conducts.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
29 May 1960
Transmission details
22 Jun 1960 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
180 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Director
Charles Lefeaux
Producer
Charles Lefeaux
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Tristram Cary
Contributor
Maurice Miles
Cast
Stephen MurrayLear
June TobinCordelia
Brewster MasonEarl of Gloucester
Alex McCouchFool
John RyeEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Clifford EvansEarl of Kent
Clive RevillEdmund
Gabriel WoolfKing of France
Hugh ManningDuke of Burgundy
John BennettDuke of Cornwall
John HollisOswald
Keith WilliamsOld Man
Mary MorrisGoneril
Michael TurnerDuke of Albany
Rosalie CrutchleyRegan

Additional Details

Theatre company
BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Rehearsals: 23/5/1960-29/5/1960
History
This was the only programme broadcast on the Third Programme that day.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 856 times.