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King Lear   

 
City Center , (1/12/1956 - 1/29/1956)
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Opening Date:Jan 12, 1956   
Closing Date:Jan 29, 1956 Total Performances:21

Category: Play, Tragedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: England


Production Staff
Produced by New York City Center Theatre Company (Jean Dalrymple: Director); Produced by arrangement with Martin Gabel and Henry M. Margolis
Written by William Shakespeare; Musical score by Marc Blitzstein
Directed by Orson Welles; Associate Director: Emerson Crocker
Scenic Design by Theodore Cooper; Costume Design by Robert Fletcher
Company Manager: Gilman Haskell
Production Stage Manager: Herman Shapiro; Stage Manager: John Maxtone-Graham and Spofford Beadle
Harpsichord/Leader: Marc Blitzstein; Flute/Clarinet: Harvey Estrin; Trumpet: David Jandorf; French Horn: Martin Noliboff; Timpani/Percussion: Frank Weisberg
General Press Representative: Jean Dalrymple and Tom Trenkle
Cast
Orson Welles King Lear of Britain
Art Alisi Knight
Officer
David Anthony Knight
Officer
Jack Aronson Tenant to Gloucester
Gentleman
Julian Barry Knight
Officer
Robert Blackburn King of France
Sorrell Booke Duke of Albany
Robert Burr Servant to Cornwall
Captain
Francis Carpenter Oswald
Goneril's Steward
Tom Clancy Curan
John Colicos Edmund
Gloucester's Bastard Son
Thayer David Duke of Cornwall
Roy Dean Earl of Kent
Richard Edelman Knight
Officer
Alvin Epstein Fool
Geraldine Fitzgerald Goneril
Lear's Daughter
Robert Fletcher Edgar
Gloucester's Son
Richard Hill Knight
Officer
Viveca Lindfors Cordelia
Lear's Daughter
Walter Mathews Duke of Burgundy
Doctor
Kenneth Mays Knight
Officer
Thomas Newman Knight
Officer
Lou Perri Knight
Officer
James T. Pritchett Knight
Officer
Don Ratka Knight
Officer
Lester Rawlins Earl of Gloucester
Sylvia Short Regan
Lear's Daughter
Robert Weaver Knight
Officer
Michael Yuda Knight
Officer
Understudy: Anne Meacham