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King Lear

Synopsis
Video recording of the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival production of King Lear directed by Brian Bedford and with Bedford as Lear.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
28 May 2007

Credits

Director
Brian Bedford
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Don Horsburgh
Production Design
Desmond Heeley
Costume
Ann Curtis
Cast
Brian BedfordLear
Sara TophamCordelia
Bernard HopkinsFool
Gareth PotterEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Brian McKayThird Knight (Knight)
Dion JohnstoneEdmund
Graham HarleyDuke of Albany
John InnesOld Man
Keith DinicolGentleman
Peter Donaldson (2)Earl of Kent
Ron KennellOswald
Sean ArbuckleCuran
Tim MacDonaldKing of France
Wayne BestDuke of Cornwall
Wendy RobieRegan
Wenna ShawGoneril

Additional Details

Theatre
Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Theatre company
Stratford Shakespeare Company, Ontario
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
17th Century
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival

Notes

History
The production ran 28 May-27 October 2007
Reviews
Video, audio and podcasts including a web trailer, a production clip from the court scene and Brian Bedford directing and playing the title role are available at www.stratfordfestival.ca (accessed 1/2008).

Production Company

Name

Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival Archive

Contact
ECharendoff@stratfordshakespearefestival.com (Archives Co-ordinator)
Web
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AboutUs/OurHistory/ArchivesServices External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 519-271 1040
Fax
+1 519-271-1040
Address
350 Douro Street
P.O. Box 520
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 3S7
Canada

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