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Season 36, Episode 9 King Lear

First Aired: March 25, 2009

A Royal Shakespeare Company production of Shakespeare's "King Lear," about a monarch (Ian McKellen) whose plan to split his kingdom among his daughters (Frances Barber, Monica Dolan and Romola Garai) leads to tragedy. Earl of Gloucester: William Gaunt. Edmund: Philip Winchester. Lear's Fool: Sylvester McCoy.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: 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)

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