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König Lear

Alternative title
Koenig Lear King Lear
Synopsis
Video recording of Robert Wilson’s King Lear with Marianne Hoppe as Lear.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
25 May 1990
Duration
160 mins

Credits

Director
Robert Wilson (3)
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Hans Peter Kuhn
Production Design
Ellen Hammer; Robert Wilson (3)
Costume
Yoshio Yabara
Choreographer
Suzushi Hanayagi
Cast
Marianne HoppeLear
Alexandra von SchwerinCordelia
Jürgen HoltzEarl of Gloucester
Andreas SeifertFool
Christoph WaltzEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Astrid GorvinRegan
Hans-Jorg AssmanDuke of Cornwall
Jutta HoffmannGoneril
Mario MelzerKing of France
Richy MüllerEdmund
Rolf IdlerDuke of Albany
Thomas ThiemeEarl of Kent

Additional Details

Theatre
Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt.
Theatre company
Schauspiel Frankfurt
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gender reversal

Notes

Notes
Spoken in German and English.
History
Produced by the Schauspiel Frankfurt at the Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt, beginning 26 May 1990. This performance was recorded one day before the premiere and may be a rehearsal or preview.
Textual information
Translated into German by W. H. Graf Baudissin, newly arranged. Ellen Hammer is the dramaturg.
Reviews
Rockwell, John. New York Times (20 May 1990), section H., p. 7.

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
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Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
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New York,New York
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USA

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