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Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0712  Saturday, 24 March 2001

[1]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 21 Mar 2001 11:35:49 -0800
        Subj:   SHK 12.0692 Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"

[2]     From:   David Evett <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 21 Mar 2001 14:43:54 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0692 Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"

[3]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Thursday, 22 Mar 2001 11:30:52 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0692 Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"


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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Mar 2001 11:35:49 -0800
Subject: Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"
Comment:        SHK 12.0692 Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"

Paul, you wrote:

> There's a 1954 Spencer Tracy film called _Broken Lance_
> which is loosely based on Lear.

Very loosely.  This oft repeated rumor may not be true.  I no longer
have the issue, but I believe it was list member Bernice W. Kliman who
demonstrated in a past issue of *Shakespeare on Film Newsletter* that
this is a mistake.  Back issues of *SNFL* are now available from
Shakespeare Bulletin, if you care to look it up.

All the best,
Mike Jensen

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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Mar 2001 14:43:54 -0500
Subject: 12.0692 Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0692 Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"

The Stratford (Ontario) Festival did what I called at the time a
Ponderosa Ranch version of *Lr* with Douglas Campbell as the king a
couple of decades ago, using a lot of Alberta and Saskatchewan actors
and lots of sheepskin coats.

Dave Evett

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Thursday, 22 Mar 2001 11:30:52 -0800
Subject: 12.0692 Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0692 Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"

>There's a 1954
>Spencer Tracy film called _Broken Lance_ which is loosely based on Lear.

Just to complicate things, Broken Lance was itself remade, as I
understand it, into a film set in corporate America (sorry, I don't
recall the title).  There's a whole family tree branching out here.

Cheers,
Se

 

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