King Lear archiveKing Lear divides his Kingdom between his daughters according to a declaration of their love for him. His eldest Goneril and Regan exaggerate their affection and inherit. His youngest daughter Cordelia speaks only the truth and is banished. So begins the tragedy of King Lear, whose dignity, sanity and finally life are torn from him by a self-seeking younger generation, ambitious for his power. What is love, what is madness, what is truth - Shakespeare explores these questions together with many others in King Lear, widely considered to be his greatest tragedy. Performance time - 3 hours.


Julian Glover (King Lear), John McEnery (The Fool), Bruce Alexander (Kent), Paul Brennen (Edgar), Tonia Chauvet (Cordelia), Felicity Dean (Regan), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Oswald), Michael Fenner (Cornwall), Michael Gould (Edmund), Harry Gostelow (Albany), Simon Hyde (Edmund's Captain/Cornwall's servant/Knight), Patricia Kerrigan (Goneril), Geoffrey Whitehead (Gloucester), Andrew Whipp (King of France/Knight), Roger McKern (Curan/Old Man), David Caron (Burgundy/Knight), Murray (Herald/Knight)


Author: Shakespeare
Producer: Globe Theatre
Company: White Company 2001
Costume: Hayden Griffin
Music: Claire van Kampen
Director: Barry Kyle
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King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01441855308. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

Archive Listings

12 May 01
21 Sep 01
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
West End
Greater London

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