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Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in-person  for an airing of this fascinating documentary at the Dedham Public Library (Main Branch, 43 Church Street), followed by a discussion with the creator and host, Andrew Buckley.
Please register on Eventbrite to reserve your spot, since space is limited.  Masks will be required.
Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck.
Two-time Emmy-nominated producer Andrew Giles Buckley and his crew are hot on the trail of Stephen Hopkins, a Virginia-bound castaway who found his way not only onto the decks of the Mayflower a decade later, but immortalized on stage as the drunken Stephano in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The 90-minute film follows the story of the only Mayflower passenger who had been to North America previously. A decade earlier, Hopkins was aboard a Jamestown-bound ship whose wreck on Bermuda inspired the Bard’s final play. Shot on location, the intrepid Hit and Run History team retraces Hopkins’ life crisscrossing the Atlantic, intersecting with the likes of Pocahontas and Squanto. Buckley, a Hopkins descendant, grew up hearing stories that New Plymouth’s iconoclast tavern keeper may have been the model of The Tempest’s drunken and mutinous Stephano. In their Gumshoe Historian style, Hit and Run History seeks out the reality of a man who was everywhere at the founding of America.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/olsf9D2B2S4




Dedham Public Library
43 Church Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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