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Title King Lear
Document Type Final or Souvenir Prompt Book
Reference Lear 4
Primary Association Macready, William Charles
Associated Names Davenport, Edward L., Davenport, Fanny Vining
Theatre Haymarket
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 3 Feb 1851
Description Prompt book transcribed from a Macready book. Contains a partial cast list for Haymarket, 3 Feb 1851 with Macready as Lear and Davenport as Edgar. Calls, some stage business and cues for effects.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles William Charles Macready - King Lear; Edward L. Davenport -
Content Keywords age, family, royalty, betrayal, love, imprisonment, death, madness, suffering
Context Keywords cast, character, actor, blocking, business, stage, cues, music, property, lighting, script, sound effects
Visual Content Contains a photograph of Edward L. Davenport.
Additional Information In 1888, a note reveals that Davenport's widow gifted this book to an actor called Mr Smith.
Edition Works, Vol VIII
Shattuck Code KL 49
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.