Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck
**This program is presented by Shrewsbury Public Library**
The Shrewsbury Public Library and Shrewsbury Media Connection 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.
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.
Watch the documentary on SELCO Cable Ch28/328HD or watch online at http://www.shrewsburymediaconnection.org/livestreamCh328. The live Q&A will be on Zoom starting at 8:30 P.M. Please register, registrants will be provided a link.
**Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library**