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King Lear

Synopsis
Combined book and audio CD. Includes performances by Toby Stephens as Edmond (New Cambridge Audio), Paul Scofield as Lear (New Cambridge Audio), David Tennant as Edgar (Arkangel) and Kenneth Branagh as Fool (New Cambridge Audio). In addition to the playtext there are articles including ‘King Lear in Popular Culture’ by Douglas Lanier, ‘A Voice Coach’s Perspective on Speaking Shakespeare’ by Andrew Wade, and ‘In the Age of Shakespeare’ by Thomas Garvey.
Series
Sourcebooks Shakespeare Series, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia
Year of release
2007

Credits

Contributor
Derek Jacobi
Cast
Paul ScofieldLear
Kenneth BranaghFool
David TennantEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Toby StephensEdmund

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Each book and CD set includes narration by Derek Jacobi, recordings from actors, more than 20 scenes from different productions to facilitate comparisons, interviews and essays, the full text of the play with glossary and production notes,illustrations of sets, costume designs, and photographs of significant historical performances.
Textual information
Advisory editors are David Bevington and Peter Holland. Series editors are Dominique Raccah and Marie Macaisa. Text editor is William Proctor Williams.

Production Company

Name

SourceBooks MediaFusion

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Methuen Drama

Email
direct@macmillan/co/uk
Phone
01256 302688
Fax
01256 364733
Address
Macmillan Distribution Ltd
Brunel Road
Houndsmill
Basingstoke
RG21 6XS

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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