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King Lear

Synopsis
Video recording of Sam Mendes’ 2013 staging of King Lear with Simon Russell Beale in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2014
Duration
57 mins

Credits

Director
Sam Mendes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Paddy Cuneen
Production Design
Anthony Ward
Cast
Simon Russell BealeLear
Olivia VinallCordelia
Stephen BoxerEarl of Gloucester
Adrian ScarboroughFool
Tom BrookeEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Anna Maxwell MartinRegan
Cassie BradleyNurse
Colin HaighOld Man
Daniel MillarCuran
Hannah StokelyDoctor
Jonathan Dryden TaylorServant of Cornwall
Kate FleetwoodGoneril
Michael NardoneDuke of Cornwall
Paapa EssieduDuke of Burgundy
Richard ClothierDuke of Albany
Ross WaltonCaptain
Sam TroughtonEdmund
Simon ManyondaOswald
Stanley TownsendEarl of Kent

Additional Details

Theatre
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Talking Lear: Simon Russell Beale on King Lear
Talking Shakespeare: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia

Notes

History
The production was broadcast live to cinemas worldwide on 1 May 2014 as part of NT Live. This recording is also archived by the National Theatre.

Production Company

Name

National Theatre

Archive

Name

National Theatre Archive

Contact
Archivist
Email
http://catalogue.nationaltheatre.org.uk/CalmView/ContactUsForm.aspx
Web
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Phone
+44 (0) 20 7452 3135
Address
NT Studio
83-101 The Cut
London
SE1 8LL
UK

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