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Roi Lear, Le

Alternative title
King Lear
Synopsis
French television production of King Lear directed for stage by Daniel Mesguich and for television by Jean-Marie Coldefy. Philippe Morier-Genoud is Lear.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
France
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
17 Jul 1981 (Channel: TF1)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (4/2008).

Credits

Director
Daniel Mesguich; Jean-Marie Coldefy
Writer
Michel Vittoz; William Shakespeare
Production Design
Thierry Delory
Cast
Catherine RougelinCordelia
Gerald RobardEarl of Gloucester
Jean-Luc BuquetFool
Redjep MitrovitsaEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Alain LengletOswald
Anne RondagsGoneril
Catherine BerrianeRegan
Serge MerlinDuke of Burgundy
Yves GourvilDuke of Cornwall

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Open-air theatre

Notes

Stills
The set for the Avignon Festival staging was a miniature replica of the Pope’s Palace where the production was performed in the open-air at the Cour d’honneur du Palais des Papesin.
Textual information
Source: Internet Movie Database (IMDb). The play was translated into French and adapted by Michel Vittoz and contained many puns, anagrams, and diacritical features.
Reviews
Dizier, Anna. Daniel Mesguitch et Le Roi Lear. (Paris: Solin, 1981). Fuzier, Jean. Cahiers élisabéthains 20 (1981): 123-24 (in review-article).

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