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Title King Lear
Reference Tb 17
Primary Association Gielgud, John; Fordham, Hallam
Associated Names Haggard, Stephen; Nesbitt, Cathleen; Compton, Fay; Tandy, Jessica
Actor-Manager/Director Casson, Lewis; Granville-Barker, Harley
Publication Date c. 1942
Theatre Old Vic
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 15 Apr - 25 May 1940
Description A scene-by-scene study by Hallam Fordham of the production at the Old Vic Theatre, London, 1940, directed by Lewis Casson, with the advice of Harley Granville-Barker.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles John Gielgud - King Lear; Jessica Tandy - Cordelia; Jack Hawkins - Edmund
Content Keywords age, family, royalty, betrayal, love, imprisonment, death, madness, suffering
Context Keywords scenery, costume, music, timings, blocking, stage, property
Visual Content Illustrated with action-photographs of the performance by Edwin Smith.
Shattuck Code KL 107
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.