Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

King Lear (1953, Peter Brook)

TitleKing Lear
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorPeter Brook
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 13 mins
Play ConnectionsKing Lear (abridgment)
SeriesThe TV-Radio Workshop of the Ford Foundation

Cast Overview

King LearOrson Welles
GonerilBeatrice Straight
ReganMargaret Phillips
FoolAlan Badel
CordeliaNatasha Parry
FranceWesley Addy
CornwallScott Forbes
AlbanyArnold Moss
KentBramwell Fletcher
GloucesterFrederick Worlock
DoctorLe Roi Operti
OswaldDavid J. Stewart
First Gent.Lloyd Bochner
First ServantChris Gampel
Poor TomMichaél MacLiammóir

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPeter Brook
DirectorAndrew McCullough
ProducerPaul Feigay
ProducerFred Rickey
ComposerVirgil Thomson
ProductionGene Callahan
ProductionHenry May
ProductionGeorges Wakhevitch

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell