Great Performances

  • 1972
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been...

The Miser

Moliere's classic "The Miser," about a tight-fisted widower whose greed wreaks havoc on his household. Reset in the 1840s, the plot revolves around the marriage plans of his son (Peter Chelsom) and daughter (Kate Buffery), both of whom are in love but penniless. Frosine: Janet Suzman. Valere: John Hudson.

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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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