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König Lear

Alternative title
Koenig Lear King Lear
Synopsis
A re-staging for television of Luc Bondy’s production of King Lear for the 2007 Vienna Festival. Directed for television by Peter Schönhofer with Gert Voss as Lear.
Language
German (Austria)
Country
Austria; Germany
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
29 Mar 2008 at 20:15 (Channel: ZDF Theaterkanal)
Duration
142 mins

Credits

Director
Luc Bondy; Peter Schönhofer
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Rebecca Saunders
Production Design
Richard Peduzzi
Costume
Rudy Sabounghi
Cast
Gert VossLear
Adina VetterCordelia
Martin SchwabEarl of Gloucester
Birgit MinichmayrFool
Philipp HaussEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Andrea ClausenGoneril
Caroline PetersRegan
Christian NickelEdmund
Gerd BöckmannDuke of Albany
Johannes KrischDuke of Cornwall
Klaus PohlEarl of Kent
Markus HeringDuke of Burgundy
Markus HeringOswald
Michael GempartOld Man
Michael GempartDoctor
Roch LeiboviciKing of France

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Bondy’s production was first performed on stage at the Wiener Festwochen at the Burgtheater, Vienna, 30 May-26 June 2007.
Textual information
Translated into German by Marie-Louise Bischofberger, Luc Bondy and Geoffrey Layton. The Fool’s songs are translated by Peter Handke.

Production Company

Name

ORF

Email
kundendienst@orf.at
Web
http://ORF.at/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+43 (01) 87878-0
Address
Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Radio & Television (ORF)
Würzburggasse 30
Vienna
A-1136
Austria
Name

ZDF

Notes
See: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

Distributor (DVD)

Name

Theateredition

Web
http://www.theateredition.de/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+49/30/25 44 95 0
Fax
+49/30/25 44 95 12
Address
Friedrich Berlin Verlagsgesellschaft
Reinhardtstraße 29
Berlin
10117
Germany

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