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 Corin Redgrave, David Hargreaves (Gloucester), Ruth Gemmell (Regan), Pal Aron (Edgar), Peter Bygott (Doctor), Caolan Byrne (Burgundy), Samuel Clemens (King of France), Matt Cross (Knight), Sean Hannaway (Oswald), Louis Hilyer (Kent), Michael G Jones (Old Man), Tam Mutu (Knight), John Normington (Fool), Matthew Rhys (Edmund), Jack Whitam (Knight), Leo Wringer (Albany), Anatol Yusef (Cornwall), Louise Bangay (Lady), Sian Brooke (Cordelia), Emily Raymond (Goneril).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Bill Alexander. Design Tom Piper. Costume Kandis Cook. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Music Jonathan Goldstein. Sound David Tinson. Director Malcolm Ranson (fight). Other Lyn Darnley (voice work).

King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0462252551. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

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17 Jun 04
14 Oct 04
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