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Lear

Synopsis
A live sound recording of Edward Bond’s play Lear first performed at the Royal Court theatre, London. Harry Andrews is Lear.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
25 Oct 1971

Credits

Director
William Gaskill
Writer
Edward Bond
Screenplay
Deirdre Clancy
Production Design
John Napier
Cast
Harry AndrewsLear
Alec HeggieDuke of Cornwall
Alec HeggieThomas
Anthony DouseWarrington
Anthony DouseOld prison orderly
Anthony MilnerFarmer’s son
Anthony MilnerSoldier F at the gravedigger’s boy’s house
Bob HoskinsSoldier A
Bob HoskinsSoldier, J. convoy escort
Bob HoskinsSoldier
Bob HoskinsSoldier G, Guard in the prison
Carmel McSharryBodice
Celestine RandallGravedigger’s boy’s wife
Derek CarpenterPrisoner 3
Derek CarpenterBen, a prison orderly
Diana QuickSusan
Eric AllenSoldier O Prison guard
Eric AllenDuke of North
Gareth HuntEngineer
Gareth HuntPrison commandant
Gareth HuntBishop
Gareth HuntOfficer
Gareth HuntUsher
Geoffrey HinsliffFarmer
Geoffrey HinsliffSoldier E at gravedigger’s boy’s house
Geoffrey HinsliffSoldier K, convoy escort
Geoffrey HinsliffForeman
Geoffrey HinsliffSoldier H, Guard in the prison
George HoweOld councillor
Marjorie YatesFarmer’s wife
Mark McManusGravedigger’s boy
Matthew Guinness1st Workman
Matthew GuinnessSoldier N Prison guard
Matthew GuinnessOld sailor
Matthew GuinnessWounded rebel soldier
Oliver CottonCarpenter
Ray BarronSoldier M Prison guard
Ray BarronSoldier D at the gravedigger’s boy’s house
Ray BarronBoy
Richard HowardSoldier I, Guard in the prison
Richard HowardJohn
Richard HowardSoldier L, convoy escort
Ron PemberPrisoner 2
Ron Pember3rd Workman
Ron PemberSmall man
Rosemary McHaleFontanelle
Struan Rodger2nd Workman
Struan RodgerPrisoner 1
Struan RodgerBodice’s aide (Major Pellet)
William HoylandFiring squad officer
William HoylandPrisoner 4, later prison doctor
William HoylandJudge

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Court Theatre, London
Theatre company
English Stage Company
Production type
Other
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Press night was 29 September 1971,

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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