Type
Scripted
Premiered
Nov. 2003
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
Canada
Network
The Movie Network TV Network
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Slings & Arrows (CA)

Behind the scenes of a Shakespearean theatre troupe, as troubled artistic director Geoffrey Tennant takes over after the sudden death of his former mentor to direct a production of Hamlet, the play that once drove him into a nervous breakdown. He also has to contend with an American action star as his leading man, an aging prima donna as his leading lady, a scheming general manager, and a ruthless corporate raider.

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03x06 The Promised End Aired: Aug. 28, 2006

Thanks to Charles, Lear gets canceled and Geoffrey's future at the festival is in doubt. Also Ellen finally fires Barbara. The end of the series …

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The show had 3 seasons and 18 episodes air between 2003 and 2006.

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  • Paul Gross plays Geoffrey Tennant, a stage actor best known (before his mental breakdown) for his performance as Hamlet. In an episode of Due South (CA) (1994) titled "A Hawk and a Handsaw",…
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    Paul Gross plays Geoffrey Tennant, a stage actor best known (before his mental breakdown) for his performance as Hamlet. In an episode of Due South (CA) (1994) titled "A Hawk and a Handsaw", Gross' character Benton pretends to be insane, not unlike the character of Hamlet. The name of the episode comes from a line in Hamlet where he tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that he can "tell a hawk from a handsaw" - that he is sane.
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  • Geoffrey Tennant's history of breakdown while performing Hamlet may have been inspired by Daniel Day-Lewis who suffered a genuine nervous breakdown in 1989 and became convinced on stage that…
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    Geoffrey Tennant's history of breakdown while performing Hamlet may have been inspired by Daniel Day-Lewis who suffered a genuine nervous breakdown in 1989 and became convinced on stage that he was talking to the ghost of his own father, the poet Cecil Day-Lewis. He walked off in mid-performance.
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  • The character of Jack Crew may have been inspired by Keanu Reeves. Like Reeves, Jack is portrayed as an action film star with dark, handsome good looks but a reputation for being wooden…
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    The character of Jack Crew may have been inspired by Keanu Reeves. Like Reeves, Jack is portrayed as an action film star with dark, handsome good looks but a reputation for being wooden on-screen. In 1995 Reeves portrayed the title role of Hamlet in Canadian theater and won rave reviews.
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