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King Lear

Synopsis
Recording of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre 2017 production of King Lear directed by Nancy Meckler. With Kevin McNally, Saskia Reeves and Emily Bruni. The production is directed for Opus Arte by Ian Russell.
Series
Shakespeare’s Globe
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2019
Recording date
Sep 2017
Duration
194 mins

Credits

Director
Nancy Meckler
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Simon Slater
Production Design
Rosanna Vize
Cast
Kevin McNallyLear
Anjana VasanCordelia
Loren O’DairFool
Joshua JamesEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Buom TihngangKing of France
Chris NayakDuke of Burgundy
Chris NayakOswald
Emily BruniGoneril
Faz SinghatehDuke of Cornwall
Louisa BeadelEnsemble / Musician
Ralph DavisEdmund
Saskia ReevesEarl of Kent
Sirine SabaRegan
Thomas PaddenDuke of Albany

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Theatre company
Shakespeare’s Globe
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The live cinema broadcast was the Globe’s first from it’s home at London’s bankside.
History
The original prodution ran from August to October 2017. A live relay of this production were shown at selected cinemas around the UK on 21 September 2017.

Production Company

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Shop

Web
http://www.globe-shop.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 207 902 1588
Address
Shakespeare Globe Trading
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London SE1 9DT

Distributor

Name

Retail outlets

Distributor (DVD)

Name

Opus Arte

Email
opusarte@roh.org.uk
Web
http://www.opusarte.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD

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