The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1989 Tuesday, 31 October 2000.
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.