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King Lear

Directed by Robert Currier

Barry Kraft as King Lear, Marin Shakespeare'r 2006

Producer’s Perspective:

Anyone who is a true West Coast Shakespeare fanatic knows that Barry Kraft is one of the legendary luminaries in the world of Shakespeare production. Barry is a unique personality: he's hard to reach because he has no phone. He can recite scads of poetry including his own from memory but he has no television set. His charmingly Socratic official title at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for many years was "Festival Gadfly." Barry is the king of the text. Nothing delights him more than trying to figure out if a mark on a photocopy of a First Folio is a comma or just a smudge, and how that decision can inform an actor's choice about how to perform a particular passage.


Kent, Lear's loyal vassal
Gloucester, another loyal vassal
Edgar, his legitimate son
Edmund, Gloucester's illegitimate son
Goneril, Lear's eldest daughter
Regan, Lear's second eldest daughter
Cordelia, Lear's youngest daughter
Albany, Goneril's husband
Cornwall, Regan's husband
Duke of Burgundy, suitor to Cordelia
King of France, suitor to Cordelia
Lear's Fool
Perillus, Lear's servant
Oswald, Regan's servant
An Old Man
Knights, Servants, Soldiers


Barry Kraft*
George Maguire*
Jack Powell*
Michael Wiles*
Darren Bridgett*

Mary Knoll*
Cat Thompson*
LeAnne Rumbel
Dennis O'Brien
John Basiulis
Michael Abts
Elias Escobedo
Matthew Henerson*
Ron Severdia
Matthew Purdon
Matthew Henerson*
Michael Abts, Elias Escobedo,
David Mark Glauber, Alex Levin, Hugo Martin, Patrick Russell

Erin Callahan, Sarah Gita Zolan


Edmund and ReganProduction Staff:

Managing Director - Lesley Schisgall Currier
Costume Design - Abra Berman
Fight Director - Richard Lane
Lighting Design - Ellen Brooks
Props Design - Sarah Joynt-Borger
Set Design - Bruce Lackovic
Sound Design - Billie Cox
Production Stage Manager - Heath Belden*

* Member of Actor's Equity Association


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