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King Lear

Synopsis
Video recording of John Hirsch’s 1985 production of King Lear for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival with Douglas Campbell in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
26 May 1985

Credits

Director
John Hirsch
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stanley Silverman
Production Design
Chris Dyer
Costume
Chris Dyer; Judy Peyton Ward
Cast
Douglas CampbellLear
Seana McKennaCordelia
Lewis GordonEarl of Gloucester
Nicholas PennellFool
Joseph ZieglerEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Benedict CampbellEdmund
Colm FeoreOswald
David RentonDoctor
James BlendickEarl of Kent
James HaworthDuke of Burgundy
Maria RicossaRegan
Max HelpmannCuran
Mervyn BlakeOld Man
Patricia CollinsGoneril
Richard McMillanKing of France
Roger ForbesDuke of Albany
Stephen RussellDuke of Cornwall

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
The production ran in repertory 26 May-13 October 1985; then on tour throughout the United States 9 November 1985-1 February 1986.
Reviews
Brady, Owen E. Theatre Journal 37 (1985): 506-9 (in review article).

Archive

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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