The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1248  Sunday, 6 December 1998.

From:           Fran eague <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 4 Dec 1998 13:29:55 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        The Tempest

For anyone who has seen the info on an upcoming tv movie of The Tempest
and wanted to know more, here's the NBC news release:

Sunday, December 13, 9-11 p.m. ET
            THE TEMPEST

"The Tempest," Shakespeare's romantic tale of love, honor and betrayal,
is re-set in the bayous of Mississippi, before and during the American
Civil War. On Sunday, November 22 (9-11 p.m. ET), Peter Fonda stars as
Gideon Prosper, a man who has abdicated his position as overseer of the
family plantation to his brother Anthony, a dishonest scoundrel. When
Gideon uses a powerful spell to save the life of a slave.("Ariel"),
Anthony tries to have his sibling executed.  Fortunately, Gideon and his
young daughter, Miranda, successfully escape into the swamps. Twelve
years later, a Union officer, Frederick, is wounded by Confederates
while scouting the bayou.  Miranda rescues him and they fall in love,
vowing to be married someday.  Meanwhile, Anthony and a local man have
teamed up with the intent to capture and kill Gideon. Aware of their
plans, Gideon utilizes his now superior magical skills to simultaneously
battle his brother, isolate his daughter from Frederick and survive the
escalating battle between North and South. Powerful and suspenseful,
with more than a touch of magical special effects, "The Tempest" is a
romantic adventure relevant in any era.

"The Tempest" is produced by Bonnie Raskin ("Killing Mr.  Griffin," "She
Fought Alone") and Jack Bender ("A Call to Remember") in association
with NBC Studios. Jack Bender also directs. Writer is James Henerson
("Getting Gotti," "And the Sea Will Tell").

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