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Title King Lear
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Lear 21
Primary Association Roberts, James B.
Theatre Burton's; Walnut Street
Place of Production New York; Philadelphia
Country of Production United States
Date of Production Sep 1858
Description Prompt book, dated 1858. Includes, cuts, stage business and cues for effects. Roberts imitated Kean's staging arrangements. Includes playbills of Robert's production at Burton's (1858), Walnut Street (1858) and Metropolitan (1863).
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles J.B. Roberts - King Lear
Content Keywords age, family, royalty, betrayal, love, imprisonment, death, madness, suffering
Context Keywords cast, character, programme, music, costume, business, lighting, cues, property, blocking, stage, sound effects
Visual Content Contains an engraving of the throne scene.
Edition Kean edition
Shattuck Code KL 65
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.