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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 29, Episode 6 Wheel of Life

First Aired: December 1, 2001

A martial-arts stage show, “Wheel of Life,” is performed by 24 ordained soldier monks from China's Shaolin Temple, actors and musicians. Emperor: Tom Yang. Abbot: Cecil Cheng. Bad General: Jason Ninh Cao. Emperor's Assistant: Wang Zhi Gang. Taped in 2000 at London's Apollo Theater.