King of Texas, a Western twist on the great Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, is set against the backdrop of the Old West shortly after the great battle of the Alamo. John Lear (Patrick Stewart) a wealthy, egomaniacal rancher, challenges his three daughters to prove their Ioyalty in order to claim their land inheritance. When his youngest daughter Claudia refuses to take the challenge Lear disowns her, unwittingly causing his own downfall. The mythic landscape of the Old West provides an ideal, and provocative, setting for William Shakespeare's timeless drama of providence and human nature. Resonating with complex psychological intrigue, and fueled by explosive action and an extraordinary array of talent, 'King of Texas' is a triumph.