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Tragical History of King Lear, The

Synopsis
Radio version of King Lear arranged and produced by Peter Creswell. With John Gielgud in the title role and Carleton Hobbs as Gloucester.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
24 Aug 1941 at 15:30 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
90 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Peter Creswell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Creswell
Cast
John GielgudLear
Thea HolmeCordelia
Carleton HobbsEarl of Gloucester
George HoweFool
Alec ClunesDuke of Albany
Frederick LloydEarl of Kent
Heron CarvicKing of France
James McKechnieDuke of Burgundy
John LaurieDuke of Cornwall
Mary HintonGoneril
Regan LaceyRegan

Additional Details

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

Notes

Textual information
A script of this programme is held in the Shakespeare Collection of the Birmingham Central Library.
Reviews
C. B. Rees discusses the broadcasting possibilities of the play in ‘The Splendour of King Lear’, Radio Times, 22 August 1941, p. 4.

Archive

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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