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Re: TV Tempest
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1259  Monday, 7 December 1998.

From:           Carol Barton <
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Date:           Sun, 6 Dec 1998 11:36:27 EST
Subject: 9.1248 TV Tempest
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1248 TV Tempest

>  "The Tempest," Shakespeare's romantic tale of love, honor and betrayal,
>  is re-set in the bayous of Mississippi, before and during the American
>  Civil War. On Sunday, November 22 (9-11 p.m. ET), Peter Fonda stars as
>  Gideon Prosper, a man who has abdicated his position as overseer of the
>  family plantation to his brother Anthony, a dishonest scoundrel. When
>  Gideon uses a powerful spell to save the life of a slave.("Ariel"),
>  Anthony tries to have his sibling executed.  Fortunately, Gideon and his
>  young daughter, Miranda, successfully escape into the swamps. Twelve
>  years later, a Union officer, Frederick, is wounded by Confederates
>  while scouting the bayou.  Miranda rescues him and they fall in love,
>  vowing to be married someday.  Meanwhile, Anthony and a local man have
>  teamed up with the intent to capture and kill Gideon. Aware of their
>  plans, Gideon utilizes his now superior magical skills to simultaneously
>  battle his brother, isolate his daughter from Frederick and survive the
>  escalating battle between North and South. Powerful and suspenseful,
>  with more than a touch of magical special effects, "The Tempest" is a
>  romantic adventure relevant in any era.
>
>  "The Tempest" is produced by Bonnie Raskin ("Killing Mr.  Griffin," "She
>  Fought Alone") and Jack Bender ("A Call to Remember") in association
>  with NBC Studios. Jack Bender also directs. Writer is James Henerson
>  ("Getting Gotti," "And the Sea Will Tell").
>

Oh, dear.
 

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