The Mattapoisett Free Public Library and ORCTV invite you to a joint local broadcast and online streaming event featuring a screening of “Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck” and an exclusive Q&A session with two-time Emmy-nominated producer Andrew Giles Buckley on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 pm.
This 90-minute film, a presentation of the series “Hit and Run History” by American Public Media, shares the story of Stephen Hopkins, the only Mayflower passenger who had been to North America prior to the famed journey in 1620. A decade earlier, Hopkins was aboard a Jamestown-bound ship that wrecked on Bermuda and provided inspiration for Shakespeare’s play, “The Tempest”. Shot on-location, the “Hit and Run History” crew retraces Hopkin’s life crisscrossing the Atlantic and examines stories that Hopkins may have been the model for the drunken, mutinous Stephano in Shakespeare’s play. Hit and Run History seeks out the reality of a man who was everywhere at the founding of America.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mattapoisett Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Check out ORCTV’s Facebook page for the live event or catch it on Channel 36 for Verizon subscribers and Channel 9 for Comcast subscribers.
If you have any questions, please call the library at 508-758-4171 or email at email@example.com.