James Earl Jones as King Lear

King Lear

William Shakespeare
Broadway Digital Archive
Directed by Joseph Papp

The formidable James Earl Jones reprises his critically acclaimed King Lear in this television adaptation of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival production.

Production duration: 2 hrs 50 min
Broadway Digital Archive

Cast & creative team

Characters

  • King Lear
    James Earl Jones
  • Edmund
    Rául Juliá
  • Earl of Gloucester
    Paul Sorvino
  • Edgar
    Rene Auberjonois
  • Goneril
    Rosalind Cash
  • Cordelia
    Lee Chamberlain
  • Regan
    Ellen Holley
  • Earl of Kent
    Douglass Watson
  • Fool
    Tom Aldredge
  • Duke of Albany
    Robert Stattel
  • Duke of Cornwall
    Robert Lanchester
  • Duke of Burgundy
    Louis Quinones
  • Oswald
    Frederick Coffin
  • Gentleman
    George Dzundza
  • Curan
    John R. Tobinski
  • First Servant to Cornwall
    J. W. Harper
  • Servant to Cornwall
    Anthony Chisholm
  • Servant to Cornwall
    Frank Seales
  • Old Man
    Charles Pegues
  • Messenger
    Redvers Jeanmarie
  • King of France
    William Hart
  • Messenger
    Gregory Mosher
  • Captain
    Frankie Faison
  • Herald
    George Addison
  • Gentleman
    James West III
  • Attendant
    Jose Machado
  • Attendant
    Simpson Markson
  • Attendant
    Kevin Maung
  • Attendant
    John W. Salat

Team

  • Joseph Papp
    Director
  • Edwin Sherin
    Director
  • Jac Venza
    Executive Producer
  • Santo Loquasto
    Designer
  • Martin Aronstein
    Lighting
  • Charles Gross
    Music
  • Theoni V. Aldredge
    Costumes
  • Ted Long
    Hair Styles
  • Margaret Sunshine
    Make-Up
  • Bob Hankal
    Associate Director
  • John Merdin
    Associate Director
  • Jason Steven Cohen
    Production Manager
  • Elizabeth Holloway
    Stage Manager