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 School for Scandal

"The School for Scandal," Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1777 comedy, satirizes the extravagant and corrupt aspects of London society. Two plots are interwoven. The first centers on the rivalry of two brothers for the hand of a woman and the favor of a rich uncle. The other is about the relationship between an old gentleman and his young, flirtatious wife. Lady Sneerwell: Patricia Conolly. Joseph: Nicholas Kepros. Charles: Kenneth Welsh. Sir Oliver: Larry Gates. Sir Peter: Bernard Behrens. Lady Teazle: Blair Brown.

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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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