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The Adams Chronicles

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Television mini-series that dramatizes four generations of Adamses and 150 years of American history from the birth of the Revolution through the Gilded Age. Meet John Adams, a passionate revolutionary and second president; John Quincy Adams, proud son of a famous father and sixth president; Charles Francis Adams, skillful minister to Great Britain during the Civil War; historian Henry Adams; and railroad magnate Charles Francis Adams, Jr. Going beyond politics, this mini-series portrays these men as husbands, fathers, brothers, sons, as well as leaders.
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2008; 1976
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King Lear

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An abridged version of the play, this production condensed the play by eliminating the characters of Edgar and Edmund. King Lear of Britain has decided to divide his kingdom into three parts, and to hand over the responsibilities of ruling to his three daughters. The two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, flatter their father insincerely, and are rewarded. Cordelia, the youngest, sincerely loves her father, but she cannot match her sisters' skill at false adulation. The king takes away her portion of the kingdom, despite the pleadings of some of his most loyal nobles. It is not long before Goneril and Regan reveal their deep ingratitude, and soon the old king finds himself in a confusing and desperate position.
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2010; 1953
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