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"Beginner's Luck"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2081  Tuesday, 15 October 2002

From:           Kris McDermott <
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Date:           Monday, 14 Oct 2002 21:28:55 EDT
Subject:        "Beginner's Luck"

I've just run across a listing for a UK film called "Beginner's Luck,"
which is described in press materials as a low-budget comedy about a
"group of young, inexperienced actors attempting to put on a production
of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' with no finance and no contacts. Against
all the odds, the inexperienced director Mark Feinman (James Callis)
manages to stage the production, initially at a porn bar in Soho run by
Magic Bob (Steven Berkoff), then in a Chinese restaurant in Edinburgh
before moving onto Paris." I haven't been able to find out if it's ever
made it to screen or video in the States.  Has anyone on the list seen
it, and is it, as noted by the BBC, comparable to (for good or ill)
Branagh's "In the Bleak Midwinter"?

Kris McDermott
Central Michigan University

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