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Title King Lear
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Lear 8
Primary Association Forrest, Edwin
Theatre Drury Lane; Covent Garden
Place of Production New York; London
Country of Production United States; Great Britain
Date of Production 1850s
Description An older prompt book revised to match Forrest's version. The happy ending, though marked for performance, has been pinned shut as if the tragic ending were to be substituted.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles Mr Kean - King Lear; Mr Macready - Edmund
Content Keywords age, family, royalty, betrayal, love, imprisonment, death, madness, suffering
Context Keywords costume, cast
Edition Oxberry edition, 1820
Shattuck Code KL 45
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.