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King Lear

Synopsis
In ancient Britain, the elderly King Lear plans for the future of his estate by putting his three daughters to the test. By indulging his vanity, the King delivers a terrible injustice that wrecks havoc on all that is precious to him and ultimately, his very sanity.

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Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
2017
Recording date
19 Jun 2017
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
Barnaby Edwards
Producer
David Richardson
Writer
Nicholas Pegg
Contributor
Martin Wiggins
Cast
David WarnerLear
Finty WilliamsCordelia
Tony MilanEarl of Gloucester
Mike GradyFool
Gwilym LeeEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Barnaby EdwardsOld Man
Barnaby EdwardsKing of France
Barnaby EdwardsMessenger
Gwilym LeeDuke of Burgundy
Lisa BowermanRegan
Louise JamesonGoneril
Nicholas PeggDuke of Albany
Paul ShelleyEarl of Kent
Ray FearonDuke of Cornwall
Raymond CoulthardEdmund
Raymond CoulthardMessenger
Raymond CoulthardServant of Cornwall
Raymond CoulthardGentleman
Trevor CooperGentleman
Trevor CooperOswald
Trevor CooperMessenger

Additional Details

Historical period
No period
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama; Politics & government; Psychology; Women’s studies
Keywords
inheritance; Shakespeare, William; family life

Notes

Notes
Product format - 3 disc CD

Online Availability

Online URL
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Online format
Download

Production Company

Name

Big Finish

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Address
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