The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0752 Friday, 30 March 2001
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
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