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Title King Lear
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Lear 33
Primary Association Brown, Frederick
Publication Date 1811
Place of Production Boston; New York
Country of Production United States
Date of Production c. 1820-1829
Description Prompt book. Probably owned and used by Frederick Brown, a Shakespearian actor in Boston and New York in the 1820s. "Brown" in manuscript on title page.
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 music, sound effect, cues, property, stage, business, lighting
Edition Longworth edition, New York, 1811
Shattuck Code KL 15
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.