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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.

Cast/Performers

Oliver Ford Davies (King Lear), Sam Beazley, Paul Benzing, Nancy Carroll (Cordelia), James Frain (Edmund), Darren Greer, Tom Hollander (Edgar), Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville (Goneril), Lizzy McInnerny (Regan), Anthony O'Donnell (Fool), Paul Shelley, Lex Shrapnel, David Sibley, Hugh Simon, David Robb, David Ryall (Earl of Gloucester), Richard Trinder

Creatives/Company

Author: Shakespeare
Director: Johanthan Kent
Design: Paul Brown
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Music: Jonathan Dove
Sound: John A Leonard
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King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01736168475. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

Archive Listings

31 Jan 02
to
20 Apr 02
Almeida at King's Cross
Inner London
Greater London

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