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Images - King Lear
Image from King Lear, Ninagawa/Horio, Royal Shakespeare Company, October 1999
Image from King Lear, Ninagawa/Horio, Royal Shakespeare Company, October 1999
Image from King Lear, Ninagawa/Horio, Royal Shakespeare Company, October 1999
Image from King Lear, Ninagawa/Horio, Royal Shakespeare Company, October 1999
Image from King Lear, Ninagawa/Horio, Royal Shakespeare Company, October 1999
Performance Details - King Lear
Ninagawa/Horio, Royal Shakespeare Company, October 1999
"Designer Yukio Horio's two vast doors bear a relief of an old pine tree which, to the Japanese, signifies eternal life. When they spring open, the huge stage is impressively used with soldiers or courtiers cresting a hill and emerging in a rush out of the darkness. [There is] a rain-swept heath, on to which small boulders drop from the flies to land with a wooden thud on the stage." David Nathan, Jewish Chronicle 5.11.99
Opening Date: 28 October 1999
Theatre: Barbican
Theatre Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
 
 
Cast - King Lear
Leon Tanner Captain
Robin Weaver Cordelia
Raymond Bowers Doctor
Simon Chandler Duke of Albany
Peter O'Meara Duke of Burgundy
Nicholas McGaughey Duke of Cornwall
John Carlisle Earl of Gloucester
Christopher Benjamin Earl of Kent
Michael Maloney Edgar
William Armstrong Edmund
Hiroyuki Sanada Fool
Edward Clayton Gentleman
Sarah Ball/Paula Stephens Gentlewomen
Sian Thomas Goneril
Julian Ovenden Herald
Alisdair Simpson King of France
Raymond Bowers/Edward Clayton/Jim Fish/Julian Ovenden/Jack Tanner/Leon Tanner/Stephen Ventura Knights
Nigel Hawthorne Lear
Brian Poyser Old Man
Nicholas Tennant Oswald
Anna Chancellor Regan
Lily Komine costume
Yukio Horio designer
Yukio Ninagawa director
Masahiro Kunii fight arranger
Chimaki Takeda hair designer
Tamotsu Harada lighting
Suketaro Hanayagi movement
Ryudo Uzaki music
William Shakespeare playwright
Masahiro Inoue sound

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