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Title King Lear
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Lear 6
Primary Association Forrest, Edwin
Associated Names Lewis, George W., Kean, Edmund; Booth, J. B.
Publication Date 1822
Theatre Broadway
Place of Production New York
Country of Production United States
Date of Production c. 1850-1859
Description Prompt book "Marked as played by Mr. Forrest, by Geo. W. Lewis prompter Broadway Theatre New York 1851". Forrest's tragic ending is supplied at the beginning through manuscript notes. Includes stage business and cues for effects.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles Edwin Forrest - King Lear
Content Keywords age, family, royalty, betrayal, love, imprisonment, death, madness, suffering
Context Keywords blocking, stage, business, script, examination, timings, cues, costume, character, cast, music, property, sound effects
Edition Oxberry edition, Boston, 1822
Shattuck Code KL 44
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.