King Lear

Tragedy - Revival

New Century Theatre

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  • Opening Date: February 18, 1947
  • Closing Date: March 8, 1947
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 8

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

Robert Algar Duke of Albany
Kempster Barnes Edgar
Richard Blythe Herald
Servant to Cornwall
George Bradford Tenant to Gloucester
Duke of Burgundy
Ann Chalkley Regan
David Dodimead Officer
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
  Donald Wolfit Director
  Christopher Ede Director
  Ernst Stern Scenic Design
  Ernst Stern Costume Design
  Hall Shelton Producer
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