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Roi Lear, The

Alternative title
King Lear
Synopsis
A Festival of Avignon production of the play directed by Olivier Py. Philippe Girard is Lear, other role names unknown (6/2015).
Language
French (Standard)
Country
France
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
8 Jul 2015 at 21:35 (Channel: France 2)

Credits

Director
Olivier Py
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Pierre-André Weitz
Costume
Pierre-André Weitz
Cast
Philippe GirardLear
Amira Casar 
Celine Cheenne 
Damien Lehman 
Eddie Chignara 
Emilien Diard-Detoeuf 
Jean-Damien Barbin 
Jean-Marie Winling 
Laura Ruiz Tamayo 
Matthieu Dessertine 
Moustafa Benaïbout 
Thomas Pouget 

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
The production caused contoversy by drawing a parallel between the story of King Lear and the legacy of Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the ultra-right party Le Front National.

Production Company

Name

Compagnie des Indes

Archive

Name

Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA)

Email
ina@ina.fr
Web
http://www.ina.fr External site opens in new window
Phone
+33-1-49 83 20 00
Fax
++33-1-49 83 25 80
Address
4, Avenue de l’Europe
F-94366 Bry sur Maine
Paris
France
Notes
Viewing of programmes archived by INA is at the Bibliotheque François Mitterand, Quai François Mauric, Paris 75013.

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