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Title King Lear
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Lear 28
Primary Association Elton, William
Associated Names Pelham, Miss
Publication Date 1815
Theatre Haymarket
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 1833
Description Prompt book including a partial cast list showing Elton as King Lear. Contains some stage business and cues for effects.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles William Elton - King Lear
Content Keywords age, family, royalty, betrayal, love, imprisonment, death, madness, suffering
Context Keywords cast, character, scenery, cues, music, sound effects, business, stage, timings
Edition Kemble edition, Miller
Shattuck Code KL 24
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.