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Title King Lear
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Lear 19
Primary Association Phelps, Samuel
Theatre Sadler's Wells
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 5 Nov 1845
Description Phelps's first prompt book of his restored version, with some notes referring to an 1855 production. Cuts, calls, stage business, cues for effects and timings.
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 character, property, scenery, stage, music, cues, blocking, business, lighting, sound effects, timings
Edition Works
Shattuck Code KL 36
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.