Written by Poonam Trivedi, University of Delhi
(Citing language, translator, director, group and place based on available information).
1832 Scenes, Lear (III.iii), English, Chowringhee Theatre, Calcutta.
1880 Atipidacarita, Marathi, tr./adapt. S M Ranade, Aryodharak Company, Poona.
1897 Rajavu Lear, Malayalam, tr./dir./actor Govinda Pillai, Trivandrum.
1906 Har Jeet, Urdu. Munshi Murad Ali, dir. David Joseph. Victoria Theatrical Company, Bombay.
1907 Safed Khoon, Urdu, Agha Hashr Kashmiri, Parsi Company, Bombay.
(1919) “ “ Jalal Ahmed Shah
1962 Lear, English, St Stephen’s College Shakespeare Society with Roshan Seth, Delhi.
1964 Raja Lear, Urdu, tr. Majnoon Gorakhpuri, dir. Ebrahim Alkazi, National School of Drama, Delhi.
1977 Raja Pagala Aur Teen Betiyaan, Hindi, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, dir. B.V. Karanth (Bhopal Rang Manch 1978?).
1978 Lear, Marathi. readings, V. Karandikar, (tr.) Indian National Theatre, Bombay
1978 Mannan Lear, Tamil, tr. Aru Somasundaram.
1981 King Lear, Urdu, tr. Majnoon Gorakhpuri, dir. Barry John, NSD, Delhi.
1982 Teen Kanya, Bengali, tr./adapt. Amar Ghosh, in jatra form with Shamul Ghose.
1984-5 Nandabhupati, Kannada, tr. Gopal Vajpayee, dir. Jayatirtha Joshi, at Gadag, Dharwar.
1985 Hemchanda, Kannada, tr. Puttanna, dir. B.Suresh, Bangalore Chitra Abhinayaranga, Bangalore.
1986 Raja Lear, Bengali, tr./dir./actor Salil Bandhyopadhyay, Theatron, Calcutta.
1986 Raja Lear, Hindi, tr. Atul Tiwari dir. Fritz Bennewitz. NSD ?, Delhi.
1988 Raja Lear, Hindi, dir. Fritz Bennewitz, Padatik, Calcutta.
1988 Lear, Kannada, tr. H.S. Shiva Prakash, dir. Raghunandan, Tirugata (Repertory) Ninasam.
1980s Lear, Bengali, tr./dir. Amar Ghose. Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta,
1989 King Lear, Urdu/Hindi, tr./adapt. Neelabh, dir.Amal Allana, Television and Theatre Associates, Delhi.
1990s Lear, Kannada, tr./adapt. B Chandrashekar, for 2 chars, female’s story in flashback, by A. S. Murthy.
1991 Shakespeare Namaskara, Kannada. Scenes, dir. Fritz Bennewitz, Rangayana, Mysore.
1991 Lear, in Kathakali, dir. Leday and McRuvie, Bombay.
1992 Lear, Kannada, Sagar, one man show.
1993 Raja Lear, Marathi. tr. Vinda Karandikar, dir. Sharad Bhuthadia, Pratyaya, Kolhapur, performed over the decade in Bombay, all over Maharashtra, in Calcutta and in Kasargode.
1996 King Lear, English. Indian Summer Theatre Company, U.K.
1996 King Lear, English, dir. Arjun Raina, St. Stephen’s College Shakespeare Society, Delhi, also in Calcutta.
1997 Samrat Lear, Hindi, tr. Bachchan, dir. J R. Brown, NSD, Delhi.
1997 Lear, Kannada, tr. H.S. Shiva Prakash, dir. B.V. Karanth, Prakash Karnataka Natya Akademy Drama Workshop for teachers, Mysore.
2001 Iruthiattam, Tamil tr./adapt. I. Parthasarthy, dir. R. Raju, Kasargode, also at Bharangam 2002, Delhi.
2002 Pagala Raja, Hindi, tr./adapt. Neelab, dir. C. Basavalingaiah, NSD, Delhi.