King of Texas

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King of Texas
King of Texas.jpg
Written by William Shakespeare (play)
Stephen Harrigan[1]
Directed by Uli Edel[2]
Starring Patrick Stewart[3]
Marcia Gay Harden[3]
Lauren Holly[3]
Julie Cox[3]
Theme music composer John Altman[4]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Art Levinson[2]
Wendy Neuss-Stewart[2]
Editor(s) Mark Conte[4]
Cinematography Paul Elliott[4]
Guillermo Rosas[citation needed]
Running time 95 minutes
Release
Original channel TNT[5]
Original release
  • March 23, 2002 (2002-03-23)

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

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.

(The play had previously been updated to an American ranch setting in Jane Smiley's 1991 novel A Thousand Acres, which was filmed in 1997.)

Cast[edit]

(The analogue from King Lear is in parentheses.)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Satellite Award

Western Heritage Awards

  • Won, Best Television Feature Film[2]

Western Writers of America

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hill, Michael (June 1, 2002). "An Old Story in the Old West". Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ 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"
  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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