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. This production will employ Renaissance staging and costume.


David Calder (King Lear), Sall Bretton (Goneril), Kellie Bright (Regan), Trystan Gravelle (Edgar), Danny Lee Wynter (Fool), Jodie McNee (Cordelia), Ben Bishop, Paul Copley, Kurt Egyiwan, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Daniel Hawksford, Fraser James, Paul Lloyd, Kevork Mailikya, Joseph Mydell, Ashley Rolfe, Beru Tessema


Author: Shakespeare
Producer: Globe Theatre
Director: Dominic Dromgoole
Design: Jonathan Fensom
Music: Claire van Kampen
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King Lear

King Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1522954474. Details of all King Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0555289637

Archive Listings

23 Apr 08
17 Aug 08
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
West End
Greater London

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