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Title King Lear
Document Type Part Book
Reference Ta 17
Primary Association Kemble, John Philip
Theatre Drury Lane
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production 21 Jan 1788
Description Manuscript of Kemble's part in King Lear, written in the hand of John Phillip Kemble. (Part of a collection of 34 parts handwritten by Kemble).
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Royalty, Aristocracy and Class; History, Politics and Corruption
Roles J.P Kemble - King Lear
Content Keywords age, family, royalty, betrayal, love, imprisonment, death, madness, suffering
Context Keywords actor, character, cues, business
Shattuck Code KL 8
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.