King of Texas

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King of Texas
Directed by Uli Edel[1]
Produced by Art Levinson[1]
Wendy Neuss-Stewart[1]
Written by William Shakespeare (play)
Stephen Harrigan[2]
Starring Patrick Stewart[3]
Marcia Gay Harden[3]
Lauren Holly[3]
Julie Cox[3]
Music by John Altman[4]
Cinematography Paul Elliott[4]
Guillermo Rosas[citation needed]
Editing by Mark Conte[4]
Country United States
Language English
Original channel TNT[5]
Release date
  • March 23, 2002 (2002-03-23)
Running time 95 minutes

King of Texas is a 2002 American television film[5] based on William Shakespeare's King Lear[2] and directed by Uli Edel.[1]

Plot[edit]

The film takes the plot of William Shakespeare's King Lear and places it in the Republic of Texas during the 19th century.[3] Stewart stars as John Lear, a wealthy cattle baron and analog to King Lear. In the story, Lear divides his property among his daughters only to be rejected by them once they have it.

Cast[edit]

(The analogue from King Lear is in parentheses.)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Satellite Award

Western Heritage Awards

  • Won, Best Television Feature Film[1]

Western Writers of America

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Western Heritage Award Winners". National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Retrieved September 8, 2013. , searching for "Full Name"="King of Texas"
  2. ^ a b c d Hill, Michael (June 1, 2002). "An Old Story in the Old West". Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Macmillan, Alissa (June 1, 2002). "Every Inch A 'King' Patrick Stewart's Lear reigns in 19th-century Texas". New York Daily News. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "King Of Texas (2002) - Cast & Crew". TNT. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "King Of Texas (2002)". TNT. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 

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