The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1567 Wednesday, 20 June 2001
From: Karen Peterson-Kranz <
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 07:43:01 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Waking the Dead
Those who are interested in Shakespearean themes in popular culture
might be interested in a two-part BBC1 offering that started last night,
concluding tonight. This is part of the sporadic "Crime Doubles"
series, this one entitled "Waking the Dead," concerning the adventures
of a forensic detection unit. The current story has several strong
A well-known war photographer dies in an auto accident. It is not clear
whether this is suicide, accident or murder. The photographer's wife
promptly marries the photographer's less-glamorous but more-available
brother...much to the disgust of the photographer's daughter. The
daughter is inspired to investigate her father's death further as a
result of seeing apparitions of her father after his death
(hallucinations? A ghost?). There was a mother-daughter confrontation
in Part I last night that bore some similarity to the closet scene.
Conclusion is tonight on BBC1, 9:00 pm GMT.
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