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King Lear

Synopsis
Video recording of the RSC’s 2007 production of King Lear directed by Trevor Nunn with Ian McKellen in the title role.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
19 Sep 2007
Duration
198 mins

Credits

Director
Trevor Nunn
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Steven Edis
Production Design
Christopher Oram
Cast
Ian McKellenLear
Romola GaraiCordelia
William GauntEarl of Gloucester
Sylvester McCoyFool
Ben MeyjesEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Adam BoothKnight
Ben AddisKing of France
David WestonGentleman
Frances BarberGoneril
Gerald KydSoldier
Guy WilliamsDuke of Cornwall
John HeffernanOswald
Jonathan HydeEarl of Kent
Julian HarriesDuke of Albany
Melanie Jessop2nd Gloucester servant (Servant)
Monica DolanRegan
Naomi CapronMaid
Peter HintonCaptain
Peter HintonDuke of Burgundy
Philip WinchesterEdmund
Richard GouldingMessenger
Richard GouldingKnight
Russell Byrne1st Gloucester servant (Doctor)
Russell Byrne1st Gloucester servant (Servant)
Seymour MatthewsCuran

Additional Details

Theatre
Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
19th Century
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Conversation with Sir Ian McKellen, A

Notes

History
The production opened at The Courtyard, Stratford-upon-Avon playing in repertory from 24 March-21 June 2007 as part of the Complete Works Festival. From 29 June-7 July it played at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and from 19 July 2007 on a world tour. It played in repertory with The Seagull also directed by Trevor Nunn.

Production Company

Name

Character Generators

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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