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King Lear

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2016 production of King Lear directed by Gregory Doran with Antony Sher in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2016

Credits

Director
Gregory Doran
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Ilona Sekacz
Production Design
Niki Turner
Cast
Antony SherLear
Natalie SimpsonCordelia
David TroughtonEarl of Gloucester
Graham Turner (1)Fool
Oliver JohnstoneEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Antony ByrneEarl of Kent
Byron MondahlOswald
Clarence SmithDuke of Albany
Ewart James WaltersOld Man
James ClydeDuke of Cornwall
Kelly WilliamsRegan
Kevin N. GoldingCuran
Marcus GriffithsKing of France
Nia GwynneGoneril
Paapa EssieduEdmund
Theo OgundipeDuke of Burgundy

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Broadcast live to cinemas 12 October 2016. The production transferred for a limited run at the Barbican theatre 10 November - 23 December 2016. A DVD recording of a live performance at the RST is available through Opus Arte.

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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