Falmouth Community Television and Falmouth Museums on the Green will present a screening of "Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare's Shipwreck" on Thursday, November 19.
The film is from two-time Emmy-nominated producer Andrew Giles Buckley and the crew of “Hit and Run History.” The evening will feature a broadcast of the 90-minute film at 7 o'clock on FCTV’s channel 13, followed at 8:30 by a Facebook live question-and-answer session with Mr. Buckley, hosted by Alecia Orsini.
The documentary film follows the story of Stephen Hopkins, the only Mayflower passenger who had been to North America previously. A decade earlier, Mr. Hopkins had been onboard a Jamestown-bound ship that wrecked on Bermuda, inspiring Shakespeare’s final play, "The Tempest." The Virginia-bound castaway was immortalized by Shakespeare as the drunken Stephano in the play.
Shot on location, the "Hit and Run History" team retraces Stephen Hopkins’s life crisscrossing the Atlantic.