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Re: TV Tempest
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1266  Tuesday, 8 December 1998.

From:           Hugh H. Davis <
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Date:           Monday, 7 Dec 1998 23:43:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 9.1259 Re: TV Tempest
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1259 Re: TV Tempest

At 05:22 PM 12/7/98 -0200, Carol Barton wrote:

 (Description of NBC's Tempest clipped)

>Oh, dear.

Having seen a screener of this tv movie, I think my basic reaction is
somewhat similar to Ms. Barton's.  While the film is visually splendid,
and both Fonda and John Glover present excellent performances, the
transformation is, in the end, flawed by some inconsistencies and an
anxiousness to create a heroic Prospero for today's politically correct
age.  I'll reserve full comments until it airs-lest I spoil NBC's tricks
of adaptation for anyone planning on watching it-but I'm anxious to see
what other list members think.

Hugh Davis

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