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Image from King Lear, Hytner/Fielding, Royal Shakespeare Company, May 1991
Image from King Lear, Hytner/Fielding, Royal Shakespeare Company, May 1991
Image from King Lear, Hytner/Fielding, Royal Shakespeare Company, May 1991
Image from King Lear, Hytner/Fielding, Royal Shakespeare Company, May 1991
Image from King Lear, Hytner/Fielding, Royal Shakespeare Company, May 1991
Performance Details - King Lear
Hytner/Fielding, Royal Shakespeare Company, May 1991
"A vast open-sided revolving cube dominates Nicholas Hytner's RSC production. Each rotation signifies a further stage in the psychological and physical degeneration of the aged Lear as his golden abdication robes gradually give way to the tattered garb of the disenfranchised wanderer." Louise Kingsley, Independent 4.5.91
Opening Date: 1 May 1991
Theatre: Barbican
Theatre Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
 
 
Cast - King Lear
Andrew Cryer Captain
Alex Kingston Cordelia
Peter de Jersey Curan
Paul Webster Duke of Albany
Ken Shorter Duke of Burgundy
Richard Ridings Duke of Cornwall
Norman Rodway Earl of Gloucester
David Troughton Earl of Kent
Linus Roache Edgar
Ralph Fiennes Edmund
Linda Kerr Scott Fool
Michael Bott/Colin Wyatt Gentleman
Estelle Kohler Goneril
Bill McGuirk Herald
Simon Austin King of France
John Wood Lear
Marston Bloom Messenger
Griffith Jones Old Man
Paterson Joseph Oswald
Sally Dexter Regan
David Fielding designer
Nicholas Hytner director
Chris Parry lighting
Peter Haywood music
William Shakespeare playwright

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