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Slings and Arrows
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2375  Tuesday, 16 December 2003

From:           Tanya Gough <
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Date:           Monday, 15 Dec 2003 11:47:48 -0500
Subject:        Slings and Arrows

For Canadians who get the Movie Network on cable TV, there will be a
Slings and Arrows marathon December 19-24.

The 6 part series stars Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, and Martha Burns,
and is set in the fictional town of New Burbage.  The official site
blurb is as follows:

"Directed by Peter Wellington (Joe's So Mean To Josephine), SLINGS AND
ARROWS is based in the fictional town of New Burbage where legendary
theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant (Paul Gross) returns to the New
Burbage Theatre Festival - the site of his greatest triumph and most
humiliating failure, to assume the Artistic Directorship after the
sudden death of his mentor, Oliver Welles.

When Geoffrey arrives he finds that Oliver is still there, in spirit
anyway, and with his guidance (and often in spite of it) Geoffrey
attempts to reconcile with his past while wrestling the Festival back
from the marketing department. Despite a bitter leading lady, a clueless
leading man, and a scheming General Manager, he manages to stage a
remarkable production of Hamlet; the play that drove him mad."

It's still too soon to expect a DVD release, but we're keeping out eyes
open for it.

The official site can be found at
http://www.themovienetwork.ca/slingsandarrows/synopsis.php

Tanya Gough
The Poor Yorick Shakespeare Catalogue
www.bardcentral.com

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