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Nicholas Hammond in "The Tempest" (1983)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2204  Tuesday, 14 December 1999.

From:           Stephen Holcombe <
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Date:           Thursday, 09 Dec 1999 18:49:10 -0500
Subject: 10.2189 Nicholas Hammond in "The Tempest" (1983)
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2189 Nicholas Hammond in "The Tempest" (1983)

I can't help on the availability of this series, but I've seen the
"Tempest" with Zimbalist et. al. and found it solid. Frankly I was
surprised, since productions of Shakespeare which feature actors better
known for their work in American TV series usually seem to be wildly
uneven at best. And for anyone who remembers "Welcome Back, Kotter" the
appearance of the actor who played Horshack as the clown Trinculo must
jar somewhat.  So, no groundbreaking production, but probably effective
as an introductory performance for someone new to the text.
 

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