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Title King Lear
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Lear 37
Primary Association Vezin, Hermann
Associated Names Frampton, G. Johnson
Date of Production c. 1870-1879
Description Prompt book made by G. Johnson Frampton, with corrections in the hand of Hermann Vezin. Checked for Lear. Some parts of Goneril's violence during the curse has been cut and the blinding scene has been pinned shut. The 20 originally included part books are missing.
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, cues, music, stage, scenery, blocking, business, costume, script, sound effects, lighting
Visual Content Contains an illustration of Act III, Scene 2.
Edition Steevens edition
Shattuck Code KL 78
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.