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The King of Texas is an excellent film that takes Shakespeare's "King Lear" and puts it into a Western setting.
Her two sisters, Susanne and Rebecca, representing Goneril and Reagan, inherit their father's land through deceitful speeches of how great their love is for him.
Over all, I believed the movie to be very well written and performed and followed Shakespeare's play, King Lear almost exactly.
Shakespeare's King Lear reset in the nineteenth century Republic of Texas. This version stays fairly close to the original story, with the King transformed to a cattle baron, the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by steamduck43
Stewart handles the Texas twang better that I would have expected.Faithful to its Shakespearian tale and body count.Published 5 months ago by John H. Danahy
I showed this film in class after we had read King Lear. My 10th grade students really seemed to enjoy it, and it helped them gain a deeper understanding of the play. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Samual Irving
Great adaption of King Lear! This is easy to understand for those that have problem understanding Shakespeare's English. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jessica L. Edwards
I had ordered another movie and this one was suggested to me. It is a good movie that I had never heard of. I enjoyed it very much.Published 20 months ago by shorty
Very well done. Cool getting to see Shakespear go west. Plus Stewart did an amazing job, which dont suprise at all!Published on December 29, 2012 by Bigirish
You must know by now that I love Patrick Stewart. But I tried to watch a DVD of his "King Lear" and simply could not follow it. Read morePublished on May 11, 2012 by Barbara Frederick
I greatly enjoyed this DVD. Patrick Stewart was as usual excellent in this adaptation of a centuries old classic. I would recommend this to all.Published on August 31, 2010 by Thomas A. Baumgarten