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Leviathan Smiles

Synopsis
American television western drama. Concerns Deadwood, Dakota and charts Deadwood’s growth from camp to town incorporating such themes as the setting up of communities and western capitalism. The third series has a subplot involving travelling actors. In LEVIATHAN SMILES Jack (Brian Cox) and his ailing friend Chesterton (Aubrey Morris) go to a theatre and begin to rehearse the Dover cliff scene from King Lear. During the rehearsal Chesterton dies. Both actors remain seated and recite their lines from memory.
Series
Deadwood
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
20 Jul 2006 at 21:00 (Channel: HBO)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Ed Bianchi
Writer
Kem Nunn
Cast
Aubrey MorrisEarl of Gloucester
Brian CoxEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); westerns; Rehearsals; Travelling players

Notes

Notes
Available as part of DEADWOOD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (region 1 only).
General
In the following week’s episode. AMATEUR NIGHT (tx 6 August 2006) the players stage an amateur acting night. Brian Cox refers to the dead actor, saying his favourite epithet was ‘all the world’s a stage’.
History
Episode 32 in series 3.
Awards
In the show’s first two seasons it was nominated for 22 Emmys and won 7.

Production Company

Name

Home Box Office (HBO)

Name

Roscoe Productions

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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