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King Lear

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Deborah Warner’s 1990 production of King Lear for the National Theatre with Brian Cox in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
1 Aug 1990

Credits

Director
Deborah Warner
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Dominic Muldowney
Production Design
Hildegard Bechtler
Cast
Eve MathesonCordelia
Peter JeffreyEarl of Gloucester
David BradleyFool
Derek HutchinsonEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Bruce PurchaseDoctor
Clare HigginsRegan
Colin HurleyGentleman
David CollingsKing of France
Hakeem Kae-KazimEdmund
Helen KvaleMessenger
Ian McKellenEarl of Kent
Mark StrongCaptain
Mark Strong1st Servant (Servant)
Nicholas BlaneOswald
Peter SullivanKnight
Richard BremmerDuke of Albany
Richard O’CallaghanDuke of Cornwall
Richard Simpson3rd Servant (Servant)
Richard SimpsonHerald
Sam BeazleyOld Man
Stephen Marchant2nd Servant (Servant)
Susan EngelGoneril

Additional Details

Theatre
Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Other
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Opening night 22 June 1990
Reviews
Cox, Brian, The Lear Diaries: The Story of the Royal National Theatre’s Productions of Shakespeare’s Richard III and King Lear (London: Methuen, 1992).

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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