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Title King Lear
Document Type Transcription
Reference Lear 16
Primary Association Macready, William Charles
Associated Names Moore, John
Annotation Date 1839
Publication Date 1773
Theatre Covent Garden
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 25 Jan 1839
Description A transcription of Macready's prompt book, made by John Moore. Includes cuts, alterations, stage business and cues for effects.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Content Keywords age, family, royalty, betrayal, love, imprisonment, death, madness, suffering
Context Keywords stage, property, cast, character, music, cues, script, lighting, sound effects, scenery, business
Edition Bell edition, 1773
Shattuck Code KL 29
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.