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Season 41, Episode 11 Barrymore

First Aired: January 31, 2014

Christopher Plummer recreates his Tony Award-winning portrayal of actor John Barrymore (1882-1942) in this 2011 cinematic adaptation of William Luce's play, which finds Barrymore rehearsing for a "Richard III" revival during the final months of his life.

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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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