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Title King Lear
Document Type Final or Souvenir Prompt Book
Reference Lear 11
Primary Association Kean, Charles
Associated Names Edmonds, T. W.
Annotation Date 1859
Publication Date 1858
Theatre Princess's
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production c. 1859
Description "Cut, marked and corrected for Charles Kean Esq.. by T. W. Edmonds Prompter Royal Princess's Theatre, London 1850 to 1859." Includes stage business, cues for effects and timings. (2:45) Additional pencilling suggest further later use.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles Charles Kean - King Lear
Content Keywords age, family, royalty, betrayal, love, imprisonment, death, madness, suffering
Context Keywords cast, character, scenery, music, costume, cues, business, blocking, stage, sound effects
Visual Content Contains 13 watercolour scene designs and several blocking diagrams.
Edition Kean edition, 1858
Shattuck Code KL 55
Play King Lear
Library Folger Shakespeare Library
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Folger Shakespeare Library's online catalogue and 'The Shakespeare Prompt books, A Descriptive Catalogue' by Charles H. Shattuck.