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Title King Lear
Document Type Part Book
Reference Sa 50-64
Primary Association Roberts, James B.; Fawcett, Owen
Date of Production c. 1863
Description The fifteen part books comprise the whole cast, some minor parts being doubled or trebled. Each book is titled and signed in Roberts's autograph. Other names appearing on covers or inside of some books may be those of actors to whom the parts were assigned. Among these Mollie Williams (the Fool) and George Radcliffe (Oswald) can be traced on the New York stage in the 1860s in G.C.D. Odell, Annals of the New York Stage
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 actor, script, cues, character, costume
Shattuck Code KL 67
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.