2003

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0181  Monday, 3 Feburary 2003

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 02 Feb 2003 09:39:00 -0500
Subject:        "Aiming for Shakespeare"--NY Times Story on Kingpin

February 2, 2003

Aiming for Shakespeare (if Not 'The Sopranos')
By HAL HINSON
URBANK, Calif.

WHEN David Simon learned that his friend David Mills, the creator and
executive producer of the new NBC series "Kingpin," had pitched the show
to the network as "Macbeth" set in a Mexican drug cartel - even though
Mr. Mills had never read a word of the play - he wasn't surprised.

"David Mills is absolute and definitive proof," Mr. Simon said, "that
the benefits of a classical education have nothing to do with great
writing."
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/02/arts/television/02HINS.html?ei=1&en=7c92151ad82d7ff9&ex=1045194643&pagewanted=print&position=top

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