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Re: TV Hamlet as Anaconda
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1989  Tuesday, 31 October 2000.

From:           Bob Haas <
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Date:           Saturday, 28 Oct 2000 19:31:42 -0400
Subject: 11.1984 TV Hamlet as Anaconda
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1984 TV Hamlet as Anaconda

Richard, was the series EARLY EDITION?  Sounds kinda like it, although
I've never seen a single episode, I understand that it's a more
sci-fi-esque version of TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL.  Sounds like it here.

> October 27, Fox Family 10 p.m. EST. an episode of a show (originally
> aired on CBS?) about a guy who can see partly into the future and
> intervene to prevent disasters--don't know the name of the television
> show--has the hero and a friend of his pretend to be a substitute and a
> student teacher respectively.  The student teacher has to lead a class
> on Hamlet, which he has never read.

> But the student teacher says he would like to
> continue teaching.  "Shakespeare's covered.  The plays are just like
> films.  Macbeth?  It's just I know what you did last summer.  Driving
> along and killing a guy, and then they're haunted by his ghost.  Exactly
> the same thing. Exactly the same thing.  And The Tempest? Ernest Goes to
> Camp.  The same thing! And then there's Zorro.  That play about the girl
> and boy?  Romeo and Juliet."   The hero is not buying it.
 

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