The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0522. Friday, 2 May 1997.
Date: Thursday, 1 May 1997 09:21:17 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: The Changeling on TV
SHAKSPERians may be interested to know that the BRAVO cable network is
re-broadcasting a TV production of Middleton and Rowley's THE
CHANGELING. (Note: this is the American BRAVO network, not its
Canadian cousin.) The production heavily cuts the text to pare it down
to less than two hours, but the acting is exciting and the heart of the
play is still there; it stars Elizabeth McGovern as Beatrice-Joanna and
Bob Hoskins as DeFlores, and Hugh Grant is featured as a fop. I've seen
the production and recommend it, particularly to those who teach
non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama in their classes (tapes of such
productions are very hard to find).
The BRAVO webpage lists these as the showtimes (FYI: the show is
actually less than 2 hours):
May 2 11 AM - 1 PM, 6 PM - 8 PM.
May 10 7 PM - 9 PM
May 11 11 AM - 1 PM
May 16 11 AM - 1 PM, 6 PM - 8 PM
Warning to those taping: BRAVO's schedule is a bit fluid, so you would
be wise to set your VCR a bit early, so you won't miss the first few
minutes of the production.
I am not affiliated with BRAVO, etc., etc.