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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