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Title King Lear
Document Type Final or Souvenir Prompt Book
Reference Lear 5
Primary Association Macready, William Charles
Associated Names Sinclair, John; Forrest, Edwin; Ness, Annie; Perry, Marsden J
Publication Date 1770
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production c. 1838
Description Transcribed from a Macready book, with cuts to text, stage business and cues for effects.
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, property, business, cues, music, sound effects, blocking
Edition Jennens edition, 1770
Shattuck Code KL 28
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.