1999

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2018  Tuesday, 16 November 1999.

From:           Jerry Bangham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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
Banshee.

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