The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0883 Saturday, 7 October 2006
Date: Friday, 06 Oct 2006 23:20:33 -0700
Subject: Globe and BBC World Service Plan Wide Broadcast of Lear
*Globe and BBC to stage largest Shakespeare broadcast*
The Stage, October 6, 2006
A performance of King Lear at the Globe Theatre is to be broadcast to 43
million listeners world-wide on the BBC World Service this Christmas,
the largest audience to ever simultaneously hear a Shakespeare play.
The production will be presented at a special one-off show at the
Bankside open air venue on October 15, which will be recorded for the
Philip Madoc, from TV's "The Avengers" and "Doctor Who", will take the
title role, while Mali Harries, from "Holby City", will play his
Andrew Sachs, best known as "Fawlty Towers" waiter Manuel, will play the
fool and Philip Jackson the Earl of Kent.
Previous Globe collaborations with the BBC include a broadcast
performance of Measure for Measure on BBC4 in 2004.
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