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...

A Touch of the Poet

First Aired: April 24, 1974

"A Touch of the Poet," Eugene O'Neill's 1935 play conceived as part of a nine-play chronicle spanning 175 years in the life of an American family. The drama, set in a shabby tavern outside Boston in 1828, centers on a proud Irishman who is beset by debts and contemptuous of Yankee ways. Melody: Fritz Weaver. Nora: Nancy Marchand. Sara: Roberta Maxwell. Jamie: Donald Moffat.

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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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