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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 32, Episode 7 Bill Irwin: Clown Prince

First Aired: December 15, 2004

“Bill Irwin, Clown Prince” examines the funnyman's originality and the physical comedy that he's been perfecting for 30 years. Included: scenes of Irwin onstage and comments from (among others) Robin Williams; Brendan Fraser; director Julie Taymor; writers Mel Gussow, John Guare, Richard Schickel; and Irwin, who speaks about aging and the give and take that he enjoys with audiences.