Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 2001 :: March ::
Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0752  Friday, 30 March 2001

From:           Paul E. Doniger <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Saturday, 24 Mar 2001 16:46:13 -0800
Subject: Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"
Comment:        SHK 12.0712 Re: Stewart to do TV Texas "Lear"

Sean Lawrence is quite right about the earlier version of _Broken
Lance_: It was called _House of Strangers_, and starred Edward G.
Robinson. Regarding the source, as Mike Jensen mentioned, I was always
under the impression that it was (yes, very loosely) based on Lear, but
I will look into the archives (thanks to the website!) to see what's
there. Isn't there also a recent American film based on Lear (this time
MID-western) with Jason Robards and a whole bunch of great actresses? I
know I saw it not long ago, but can't remember the title.

Of course, if we want to think of the Samurai genre as Japan's anser to
the American Western, then Kurosawa's _Ran_ also fits the discription
(now that's a GREAT variation on the Lear story).

Paul E. Doniger

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
The S H A K S P E R Webpage <http://ws.bowiestate.edu>
 

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.