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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.
Performers Pete Postlethwaite (King Lear), John Shrapnel (Earl of Gloucester), Nigel Cooke (Earl of Kent), Forbes Masson (the Fool), Jonjo O'Neill (Edmund), Tobias Menzies (Edgar), Amanda Hale (Cordelia), Caroline Faber (Goneril), Charlotte Randle (Regan), Michael Colgan (Duke of Albany), Clarence Smith (Duke of Cornwall), John-Paul MacLeod (Duke of Burgundy), Jacob Anderson (Boy).
Author Shakespeare. Corporate Sponsor University of Liverpool. Producer Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Producer Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Company Headlong Theatre. Director Rupert Goold. Design Giles Cadle. Lighting Howard Harrison. Sound Adam Cork. Costume Nicky Gillibrand. Director Georgina Lamb (movement).

King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T02056929993. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

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29 Jan 09
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28 Mar 09
The Young Vic
West End
Greater London
30 Oct 08
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29 Nov 08
Everyman & Playhouse
Liverpool
Merseyside

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