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.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Satellite Award

Western Heritage Awards

  • Won, Best Television Feature Film[2]

Western Writers of America

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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 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 "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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