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William Shakespeare's King Lear

Author: William ShakespeareClive BrillDominique LeGendreBill ShepherdTom TreadwellAll authors
Publisher: Auburn, CA : Audio Partners, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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King Lear of Britain, has three daughters: the hard-hearted Goneril and Regan and the good and gentle Cordelia. Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, he determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best. Lear's tragic lack of judgement and self-knowledge is paralleled by the blindness of the loyal Gloucester who is persuaded to reject his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Drama
Drama Sound recordings
Named Person: Lear, King of England (Legendary character); Lear, King of England (Legendary character)
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Clive Brill; Dominique LeGendre; Bill Shepherd; Tom Treadwell; Arkangel Productions.
ISBN: 1932219188 9781932219180
OCLC Number: 52261908
Notes: "Recordings are based on the Complete Pelican Shakespeare"--Container.
Insert contains a brief summary of each scene.
Credits: Director, Clive Brill ; composer, Dominique Le Gendre ; producers, Bill Shepherd and Tom Treadwell.
Cast: Trevor Peacock (Lear), Clive Merrison (Gloucester), Anton Lesser (Kent), Penny Downie (Goneril), Samantha Bond (Regan), Julia Ford (Cordelia), Gerard Murphy (Edmund), David Tennant (Edgar), John Rogan (Fool), David Horovitch (Albany), Rob Edwards (Cornwall), Jonathan Tafler (Oswald), Clifford Rose (Gentleman), John McAndrew (France), Christopher Gee (Burgundy), David Shaw Parker (Old man), Alex Lowe (Knight).
Description: 3 sound discs (205 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Compact discs (DDD).
Other Titles: King Lear
Fully-dramatized recording of William Shakespeare's King Lear

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King Lear of Britain, has three daughters: the hard-hearted Goneril and Regan and the good and gentle Cordelia. Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, he determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best. Lear's tragic lack of judgement and self-knowledge is paralleled by the blindness of the loyal Gloucester who is persuaded to reject his virtuous son Edgar in favor of the villainous Edmund. This shattering drama of isolation and loss is one of the greatest tragedies in world literature.

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