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Articles Tagged 'King Lear'

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Sir Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson to Star in ‘King Lear’ TV Adaptation

The BBC will start filming a landmark adaptation of Shakespeare‘s King Lear later this month, and as usual they haven’t stinted on the cast. Sir Anthony Hopkins will star as the dethroned king, whose mental decline sees him eventually rage against the wind on the cliffs at Dover. Sir Anthony’s recent performance in The Dresser makes him perfect […]

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9 TV Characters Who Owe It All to Shakespeare

Forgive the hyperbole, gentle reader. The stories upon which William Shakespeare based the plays that have so inspired these TV shows are older than he is, and as there’s still some debate as to whether one man actually wrote all of those plays anyway, it’s perhaps a little ripe to suggest he’s the fountainhead from […]