The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0068 Thursday, 13 January 2005
Date: Wednesday, 12 Jan 2005 19:52:04 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: The Twilight Zone
I, too, have been stuck in this twilight zone. Whitt Brantley's request
for info on the particular episode that may have included Shakespeare
may hopefully help to release me from my suffering. I think I saw it!
As for the radio series, I have no knowledge.
But I did see an old episode of The Twilight Zone about a year ago that
may have simply dropped in from the stratosphere, I live in Japan, so
anything can happen on television.
Here's what I recall:
Shakespeare was physically a towering guy in period dress that had been
somehow channeled and beamed down by a sitcom writer-who coaxed Will to
write The Tragic Cycle, or somesuch, that was naturally the sensational
hit of the season.
Later, Will is even introduced to the sitcom actors as they rehearse, by
now they are tiring of this classic type stuff-Tennessee Williams is all
the rage and Streetcar, etc, etc,----
And then, this is my favorite part, a very young, surprisingly smaller
in stature, but virile Burt Reynolds tells dear Will that he is not a
hepcat and not with it, not cool. Will floors him with one punch.
Ecstasy in the Twilight Zone.
It goes on, but I am swooning at this point not sure if what I saw
happened or not.
I hope it helps. I feel better anyway.
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