The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2018 Tuesday, 16 November 1999.
From: Jerry Bangham <
Date: Tuesday, 16 Nov 1999 14:30:19 -0600
Subject: 10.1973 Re: Leprechauns
Comment: RE: SHK 10.1973 Re: Leprechauns
>>NBC did Romeo and Juliet with fairies, leprechauns, and a happy ending.
>Good grief! How awful, but intriguing still. When and where did this
>travesty take place?
This past Sunday and Monday on Hallmark Hall of Fame. According to
Variety: "Screenwriter Peter Barnes laboriously pieces together a
narrative, borrowing heavily from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" to
give "The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns" a necessary, but jarring
push. Perhaps, next time, we'll be treated to a "King Lear" with live
action Smurfs." I was fortunate enough to miss the show. It did have a
strong cast, but, on the other hand, Whoopie Goldberg played the Grand