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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. Production premier in Japan (20 sep to 11 oct 99 Saitama Arts Centre)


Nigel Hawthorne (Lear), William Armstrong (Edmund), Christopher Benjamin (Kent), John Carlisle (Gloucester), Simon Chandler (Albany), Michael Maloney (Edgar), Nicolas Tennant (Oswald), Anna Chancellor (Regan), Nicholas McGaughey (Cornwall), Sian Thomas (Goneril)


Author: Shakespeare
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
Director(s): Yukio Ninagawa, David Hunt (Associate)
Design: Yukio Horio
Costume(s): Jusaburo Tsujimura, Lily Komine
Lighting: Tamotsu Harada
Music: Ryudo Uzaki
Sound: Masahiro Inoue
Choreographer: Suketaro Hanayagi
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King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0587219473. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

Archive Listings

3 Dec 99
26 Feb 00
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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