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Tragedy of King Lear, The

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s tragedy produced by John Richmond. With John Gielgud in the title role, Derek Godfrey as Edmund and Timothy Bateson as the Fool. The music by John Hotchkis is played by a section of the English Chamber Orchestra and conducted by the composer.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
29 Sep 1967 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
210 (incl. interval)

Credits

Producer
John Richmond
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Hotchkis
Cast
John GielgudLear
Virginia McKennaCordelia
Derek GodfreyEarl of Gloucester
Timothy BatesonFool
Philip GuardEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Alan ReidMessenger
Alexander JohnKnight
Anthony ViccarsCaptain
Barbara BoltonRegan
Barbara JeffordGoneril
Christopher BidmeadHerald
David BrierleyServant
Duncan McIntyreDoctor
Geoffrey WincottCuran
Geoffrey WincottServant
Haydn JonesOld Man
Howard Marion-CrawfordEarl of Kent
Humphrey MortonServant
John BryningOswald
John JustinKing of France
Michael GoodliffeDuke of Albany
Peter DucrowGentleman
Roger DelgadoDuke of Cornwall
Rolf LefebvreDuke of Burgundy

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording. The British Library holds an excerpt from this production (I iv) with a short introduction by Ralph Richardson.
History
Broadcast as part of the twenty-first birthday celebrations of the Third Programme (1946-1967). The production was broadcast with two musical intervals at 8.0-8.5 p.m. and at 9.30-9.45 p.m. approximately.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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