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Title King Lear
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Lear 20
Primary Association Phelps, Samuel
Associated Names Gates, G. H.
Annotation Date 1861
Theatre Sadler's Wells; Drury Lane
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 1860-1866
Description Prompt book made by G. H. Gates in 1861, mainly transcribed from Phelps's earlier works. Cast lists given for the Wells, (1860+1861) and the 'super plot' for Drury Lane (1864, 1865+1866).
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles Mr Phelps - King Lear
Content Keywords age, family, royalty, betrayal, love, imprisonment, death, madness, suffering
Context Keywords character, cast, stage, scenery, cues, music, blocking, business, property, timings
Visual Content Contains several simple blocking diagrams.
Edition Works, Vol VIII
Shattuck Code KL 74
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.