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Join us for the Episode Three of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)! Our guest will be Andrew Giles Buckley. The program will air on February 25th and March 4th at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. We will also add a streaming link to this page after the program airs.
Andrew Giles Buckley is the Host and Producer of Hit & Run History, a historical novelist, travel book author, opinion journalist and world-class storyteller.
Andrew, a two-time Emmy-nominated producer, founded Hit & Run History in 2008. In their film, Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck, Andrew 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 final play, The Tempest.
The documentary follows the story of the only Mayflower passenger who had been to North America previously. A decade earlier, Stephen Hopkins had been aboard a Jamestown-bound ship that wrecked on Bermuda, inspiring The Tempest.
A Hopkins descendant, Andrew grew up hearing stories that New Plymouth’s iconoclast tavern keeper may have 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 Stephano trailer, and watch the Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS interview to learn more:
- February 25, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- Virtual Event