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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0137  Monday, 27 January 2003

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 10:07:47 -0800
Subject:        Kingpin

The soon to be broadcast NBC television series *Kingpin* appears to have
a (possibly tenuous) Shakespeare connection, according to an interview
with the producer in Sunday's *San Francisco Chronicle.*  Here is the
implicating paragraph:

>Once he got the green light, Mill (sic) hired a largely Latino writing
>staff and boned up on his Shakespeare. "I literally bought the 'Cliff
>Notes' to 'Macbeth, ' " explains Mills, who did not travel to Mexico to
>research the milieu. " 'Kingpin' is not so much about how drugs are
>trafficked. It's more about palace intrigue, with these characters as
>medieval princes and warring clans. The drugs ground the show in reality,
>but the story could just as well be set in the Roman Empire, where the
>scale of the wealth and power is large, and the stakes are high."<<<

You may find the entire article here:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/01/26/PK40934.DTL

Mike Jensen

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