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King Lear

Synopsis
Video recording of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s 2013 touring production of King Lear directed by Bill Buckhurst with Joseph Marcell in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2013
Duration
165 (inc. interval)

Credits

Director
William Buckhurst
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Alex Silverman
Production Design
Jonathan Fensom
Cast
Joseph MarcellLear
Bethan CullinaneCordelia
Rawiri ParateneEarl of Gloucester
Bethan CullinaneFool
Matthew RomainEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Dickon TyrrellEarl of Kent
Matthew RomainDuke of Burgundy
Matthew RomainDuke of Cornwall
Oliver BootEdmund
Oliver BootKing of France
Rawiri ParateneDuke of Albany
Ruth EverettCuran
Ruth EverettGoneril
Shanaya RafaatRegan

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre makes several recordings of a single production, using four fixed cameras, to enable practitioners and researchers to observe how the play has developed during the run.
General
An eight-actor Lear production with an unusual doubling technique. At the back of the stage was a rack with various costumes hanging from it. As the as an actor changed roles, he or she would doff a different costume from the rack.

Archive

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.com
Web
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

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