King Lear

Tragedy - Revival

Ambassador Theatre

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  • Opening Date: December 25, 1930
  • Closing Date: December 1, 1930
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 4

Playwright: William Shakespeare


In William Shakespeare's royal-family tragedy, the aging King Lear divides his estate between his three daughters, ultimately refusing his youngest and favorite her share because she won't publicly admit her love for him. The decision leads to chaos and treachery within the kingdom and madness for its monarch.


Opening Night Cast

Fritz Leiber King Lear of Britain
Virginia Bronson Goneril
John Burke Edmund
Lawrence H. Cecil Earl of Kent
John Forrest Fool
Mary Hone Cordelia
Lionel Ince Oswald
Howard H. Inches King of France
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