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Great Performances

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PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh (more…)

Premiered: November 4, 1972

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 31, Episode 5 Degas and the Dance

First Aired: January 7, 2004

“Degas and the Dance” looks at the obsession that the French impressionist (1834-1917) had with dancers. Included: dramatizations of the artist (portrayed by Peter Badger) at work. Brian Bedford reads writings by Degas. Narrated by Frank Langella. Comments by Richard Kendall, Jill DeVonyar, Brigitte Lefevre, Martine Kahane and Anne Pingeot.