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William Shakespeare is in the last days of his life. Shakespeare is faced with the prospect of losing the land he bought with the money made from his plays. Suddenly he finds himself in the same situation as one of his greatest characters, Lear. Using contemporary documents and what is known of him as a writer and a man, Bond shows that the contradictions of ShakespearePerformers Patrick Stewart (William Shakespeare), Richard McCabe (Ben Jonson), Matthew Marsh, Catherine Cusack, Tom Godwin, Ellie Haddington, Joanne Howarth, Kieron Jecchinis, John McEnery, Alex Price, Michelle Tate.
Author Edward Bond. Corporate Sponsor Coutts. Producer Young Vic. Producer Chichester Festival Theatre. Director Angus Jackson. Design Robert Innes Hopkins. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Music Stephen Warbeck. Sound Ian Dickinson (for Autograph).
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