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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 WellesKing Lear of Britain
Art AlisiKnight
Officer
David AnthonyKnight
Officer
Jack AronsonTenant to Gloucester
Gentleman
Julian BarryKnight
Officer
Robert BlackburnKing of France
Sorrell BookeDuke of Albany
Robert BurrServant to Cornwall
Captain
Francis CarpenterOswald
Goneril's Steward
Tom ClancyCuran
John ColicosEdmund
Gloucester's Bastard Son
Thayer DavidDuke of Cornwall
Roy DeanEarl of Kent
Richard EdelmanKnight
Officer
Alvin EpsteinFool
Geraldine FitzgeraldGoneril
Lear's Daughter
Robert FletcherEdgar
Gloucester's Son
Richard HillKnight
Officer
Viveca LindforsCordelia
Lear's Daughter
Walter MathewsDuke of Burgundy
Doctor
Kenneth MaysKnight
Officer
Thomas NewmanKnight
Officer
Lou PerriKnight
Officer
James T. PritchettKnight
Officer
Don RatkaKnight
Officer
Lester RawlinsEarl of Gloucester
Sylvia ShortRegan
Lear's Daughter
Robert WeaverKnight
Officer
Michael YudaKnight
Officer
Understudies: Anne Meacham