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Waking the Dead
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1567  Wednesday, 20 June 2001

From:           Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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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
Hamlet themes:

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.

Cheers,
Karen

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