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By Kent Larsen

Hallmark Adapts LDS Artist James Christensen's 'Voyage of the Basset' for TV

GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT -- LDS Artist James C. Christensen's "Voyage of the Basset" has been made into a TV movie by Hallmark Entertainment and will air on the Odyssey Channel in early March. The film adaptation, renamed "Voyage of the Unicorn," features actors Beau Bridges, Heather McEwen, Colin Heath, Kristian Ayre. Christensen also recently introduced a new painting, "All the World's a Stage" in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Utah Shakespearean Festival.

Originally published in 1996, "Voyage of the Basset" was called a "magical journey proves that 'one's imagination is where science starts.'" The critically-praised book tells the story of professor Algernon Aisling and his daughters, who set out in search of mythical creatures aboard the H.M.S. Basset, pledging allegiance to the ship's motto, "By Believing, One Sees." The Hallmark Entertainment adaptation will air on the Odyssey Channel in two parts, on March 2nd at 9pm and March 3rd at 8pm.

Most recently, Christensen produced a new piece of art for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, the third time he has produced artwork for the Festival. "All the World's a Stage" shows Shakespeare more than fifty characters from all 38 of his plays. Christensen even added a self-portrait in the piece, dressed in the guise of Julius Caesar.

Christensen earlier produced "Shakespeare's Island' for the Festival's 25th anniversary in 1986, and "The Greenshow" for the following year. Both pieces appeared on the Festival's souvenir program cover, as will his new work.


Video of James Christensen introducing "All the World's a Stage"
Greenwich Workshop Art News 29Jan01 A2

James C. Christensen Artwork Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Utah Shakespearean Festival
Utah Shakespearean Festival Press Release 22Dec00 A2


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