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Title King Lear
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Lear 17
Primary Association Moore, John
Associated Names Macready, William Charles; Wallack, James W. Jr; Forrest, Edwin; Scharf, George
Theatre Bowery
Place of Production New York
Country of Production United States
Date of Production c. 1850s-1870s
Description A transcription by John Moore of William Macready's 1838 prompt book. Filled out with business of J.W. Wallack, Edwin Forrest and others.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles Mr Lester - Edgar; Mr Gilbert - The Earl of Kent; Miss C Wemyss - Cordelia; Mr Winans - Oswald; Mr Moore - Duke of Gloster; Mr J Dunn - Duke of Cornwall; Mr Jordan - Duke of Albany; Mr Arnold - Edmund; S Denin - Fool; Mrs Walcot - Regan
Content Keywords age, family, royalty, betrayal, love, imprisonment, death, madness, suffering
Context Keywords publicity, stage, cues, cuts, blocking, lighting, sound effects
Visual Content Contains three scene drawings and an engraving of Edwin Forrest.
Edition Shakespeare edition
Shattuck Code KL 41
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.