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King Lear

Synopsis
Video recording of Jonathan Miller’s 1989 production of King Lear for the Old Vic with Eric Porter in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
May 1989

Credits

Director
Jonathan Miller
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stuart Hutchinson
Production Design
Richard Hudson
Cast
Eric PorterLear
Kim ThomsonCordelia
Paul RogersEarl of Gloucester
Peter BaylissFool
Andrew KitchenCuran
Bill SnapeOswald
Clive RussellEdmund
David FirthDuke of Albany
David FirthDuke of Albany
David SumnerDuke of Cornwall
Frances de la TourRegan
Gemma JonesGoneril
Ian HoggEarl of Kent
Jasper BrittonKing of France
John ScarboroughDoctor
Robin WentworthOld Man
Stephen CaroDuke of Burgundy

Additional Details

Theatre
Old Vic Theatre
Theatre company
Old Vic Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Staged at the Old Vic, London 23 March-13 May 1989
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm’. `
Reviews
Wells, Stanley. Shakespeare Survey 43 (1991): 183-203 (especially 188-89).

Archive

Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

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