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King Lear

Synopsis
Live 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
Year of release
2017

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; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Includes a director’s commentary with Gregory Doran and Assistant Director Anna Girvan. Also available in Blu-Ray version.
History
Broadcast live to cinemas 12 October 2016 via Shakespeare Live from Stratford upon Avon. The production transferred for a limited run at the Barbican theatre 10 November - 23 December 2016. A video recording with fixed cameras is available for onsite viewing at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archives and is catalogued separately on this database.

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

Distributor

Name

Opus Arte

Email
Customer.services@opusarteshop.com
Web
http://www.opusarte.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7010 8560
Fax
020 7836 0506
Address
Customer Services
Simran Mediatech Ltd
26-28 Hammersmith Grove
Hammersmith
London
W6 7BA
Notes
Opus Arte is the Royal Opera House’s multi-platform arts production and distribution company. Established in 1999 the company grew rapidly to become one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality classical music content. As well as releasing around twenty titles on DVD, Blu-ray and CD per year, the company has produced and directed programmes that have been broadcast in over 60 countries and released in cinemas. The website allows lovers of opera, ballet, classical music and theatre to purchase traditional CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays, and also to download digital music and video straight to a computer or portable device.

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