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Seven Lears

Synopsis
Live audio recording at the Royal Court Theatre, London of Howard Barker’s play Seven Lears, a prequel to King Lear in which Barker re-invents and enlarges the roles of Lear’s women. The play is divided into seven acts, each act depicting a stage in Lear’s life, roughly corresponding with the ages of man as outlined by Jaques in As You Like It.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
22 Jan 1990

Credits

Director
Kenny Ireland
Writer
Howard Barker
Cast
Nicholas Le PrevostLear
Julie-Kate OlivierCordelia
Benny YoungEarl of Gloucester
Benny YoungTerrible soldier
Benny YoungDud
Benny YoungOswald
Benny Young1st man
Jane BertishPrudentia
Jemma RedgraveClarissa
Julie-Kate OlivierDrummer boy
Julie-Kate OlivierDumb beggar
Philip Franks2nd man
Philip FranksArthur
Philip FranksEmperor
Philippa vafadariRegan
Philippa vafadariSurgeon’s assistant
Philippa vafadariInventor
Roger FrostHorbling
Roger FrostHerdsman
Roger FrostSurgeon
Tricia KellyBishop
Tricia KellyGoneril

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Court Theatre, London
Theatre company
Wrestling School, The
Production type
Other
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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