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King Lear

Synopsis
A video recording of King Lear directed by Dominic Dromgoole with David Calder as Lear.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2008
Duration
195 (incl. interval)

Credits

Director
Dominic Dromgoole
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Claire van Kampen
Production Design
Jonathan Fensom
Cast
David CalderLear
Jodie McNeeCordelia
Joseph MydellEarl of Gloucester
Danny Lee WynterFool
Trystan GravelleEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Ashley RolfeOswald
Ben BishopDuke of Burgundy
Beru TessemaKing of France
Daniel HawksfordEdmund
Fraser JamesDuke of Albany
Kellie BrightRegan
Kevork MalikyanKnight
Kurt EgyiwanCuran
Paul CopleyEarl of Kent
Paul LloydOld Man
Paul LloydDoctor
Peter Hamilton-DyerDuke of Cornwall
Sally BrettonGoneril

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
17th Century
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre makes several recordings of a single production, using three fixed cameras, to enable practitioners and researchers to observe how the play has developed during the run.
History
The production ran 28 April - 17 August 2008. Staged as part of the Totus Mundus season.
Reviews
Charles Spencer, ‘King Lear: a Mighty Lear in Full-blooded Glory’, The Daily Telegraph (5 May 2008). Spencer writes `...But from the moment when he first begins to fear madness and to acknowledge his own part in his downfall, Calder discovers a humanity, vulnerability and spiritual beauty in the role that is as moving as any I have seen’.

Archive

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.com
Web
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

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