King Lear

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The draft of a Kaleidophon flyer for The Coloured Wall says that:

“[Kaleidophon] recently completed tracks for the forthcoming 'Royal Shakespeare Company' production of King Lear at Stratford-upon-Avon”[1]

The Coloured Wall opened on 26th March 1968, so the composition of King Lear shortly predates it, and the press night for the production was held on the 10th April 1968.[2]

The RSC web site says that it was directed by Trevor Nunn[3] and that “The battle in Act 5 [was] a slow-motion ballet, accompanied by deafening noise.”[4]

Reviews of the productions appeared in:[2]

DateSourceReviewer
00/06/1968Plays and PlayersRoberts, Peter
01/07/1968Morning AdvertiserTarran, Geoffrey
03/05/1968TribuneJensen, Mike
08/05/1968QueenHolland, Mary
11/04/1968Daily MailLewis, Peter
11/04/1968Liverpool PostTanner, Doreen
11/04/1968Birmingham Mail
11/04/1968Daily ExpressKretzmer, Herbert
11/04/1968Evening StandardShulman, Milton
11/04/1968Daily Telegraph
11/04/1968Birmingham PostTrewin, J C
11/04/1968Financial TimesYoung, B A
11/04/1968GuardianEvans, Gareth Lloyd
11/04/1968TimesWardle, Irving
11/04/1968Oxford MailChapman, Don
11/04/1968Evening News
13/04/1968Glasgow Herald
13/04/1968ObserverBryden, Ronald
14/04/1968Sunday TimesHobson, Harold
14/04/1968Sunday TelegraphSay, Rosemary
18/04/1968Stage and Television Today
18/04/1968Evesham Journal
19/04/1968Jewish ChronicleLandstone, Charles
19/04/1968Oxford Times
24/04/1968PunchKingston, Jeremy
25/04/1968ListenerJones, D A N
27/04/1968LondonerBaker, Roger
27/04/1968Illustrated London NewsTrewin, J C

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References

  1. DD100908: Draft of Kaleidophon flyer for The Coloured Wall.
  2. 2.0 2.1 King Lear, Stratford, 1968 in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's database of performances.
  3. In 1968. Trevor Nunn also directed King Lear at the RSC in 1976 and 2007.
  4. The Royal Shakespeare Company's King Lear productions, 1936-2007.
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