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King Lear

Synopsis
Video recording of Robin Phillips’ 1979 staging of King Lear with Peter Ustinov in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
5 Oct 1979

Credits

Director
Robin Phillips
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Berthold Carriere
Production Design
Daphne Dare
Costume
Daphne Dare
Cast
Peter UstinovLear
Ingrid BlekysCordelia
Douglas RainEarl of Gloucester
William HuttFool
Rodger BartonEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Donna GoodhandGoneril
Edward EvankoKing of France
Frank MaradenDuke of Albany
Jim McQueenEarl of Kent
John WojdaDuke of Burgundy
Marti MaradenRegan
Mervyn BlakeOld Man
Richard MonetteEdmund
Rod BeattieDoctor
Stewart ArnottCaptain
Tom WoodOswald
William WebsterDuke of Cornwall

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
The production ran 5 October-4 November 1979. It was reprised in the 1980 season with cast changes. The 1980 production is catalogued separately.
Reviews
Good, Maurice. Every Inch a Lear: A Rehearsal Journal of King Lear with Peter Ustinov and the Stratford Festival Company Directed by Robin Phillips. Victoria, British Columbia: Sono Nis Press, 1982. Good was the understudy for the role of Lear.

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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