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01-23-2006, 08:27 PM
Hey JJ, -

First off, thank you so much for this intelligent, interesting and suspenseful show! It's the first show in a long time where I can't wait until the next week's episode!

Secondly, my question for you: were you and the creative team aware, going in, of all of the parallels between the island on "Lost" and the island in Shakespeare's "Tempest"? And of the parallels betw. Shakespeare's magical forest in "Midsummer Night's Dream" and "As You Like It" and the jungle on the island? If so, or if not, care to comment any further? And btw. did you know that the original story "The Tempest" was inspired by was an actual historical account of a shipwreck somewhere in what is now known as the Bermuda Triangle?

Sorry, for all the questions (i'm a theatre geek, hence the obsession w/ the Bard) and thanks again!!

- Inga