King Lear (Shakespeare's Globe, 2014)

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This article is about a performance of Shakespeare's play. For other uses, see King Lear (disambiguation).

Folger Theatre screened the Shakespeare Globe's performance of King Lear from September 5 to 21, 2014.

Shakespeare's Globe King Lear.

Weary of his royal duties, King Lear proposes to break up his kingdom and divide it among his three daughters. Shakespeare’s Globe’s King Lear stars Joseph Marcell, well known as Geoffrey the English butler on the hit TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Airand internationally known as a classical actor and seen in Folger Theatre’s 2007 As You Like It.

Production

Cast

  • Gwendolen Chatfield: Goneril, Curan
  • Bethan Cullinane: Cordelia, Fool
  • Joseph Marcell: King Lear
  • Alex Mugnaiono: Edgar, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Burgundy
  • Bill Nash: Earl of Kent
  • Daniel Pirrie: Edmund, Oswald, Duke of France
  • Shanaya Rafaat: Regan
  • John Stahl: Earl of Gloucester, Duke of Albany, Doctor

Creative team

  • Giles Block, Globe Associate - Text
  • Bill Buckhurst, Director
  • Jonathan Fenson, Designer
  • Georgina Lamb, Choreographer
  • Glynn MacDonald, Globe Associate - Movement
  • Kevin McCurdy, Fight Director
  • Martin McKellan, Voice and Dialect
  • Nicola Pollard, Text Assistant
  • Alex Silverman, Composer
  • Kirsty Patrick Ward, Assistant Director

Production team

  • Andrew Dorman, Lighting Designer
  • Erin Teachman, Master Electrician
  • Rachel Spears, Production Assistant
  • Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
  • Edwin Schiff, Wardrobe Head

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  • Katherine Pitt, Programs Assistant
  • Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant

Reviews

For further information, please visit the Folger site to learn more.