A melodrama with a strong message and colorful characters, whose strengths and weaknesses form an integral part of the story, is a work of tremendous television potential, providing high concept drama...a fascinating project as any major property to hit the screen today. Story-line focuses on Joseph, the cobbler of Jerusalem...who mocked Christ on the day of His Crucifixion...the sinner who is condemned to wander undying throughout all of the centuries, all over the World; and Herodias, the Wandering Jewess, who demanded the head of Saint John the Baptist to be served on a platter, who is also condemned to live through centuries of sorrow.
It is the story of the legacy of an ancestor, who, despoiled by the Jesuits, salvaged out of his ruined estate, a house and a small sum of money, which he placed in the hands of a faithful Jewish friend, who promised to invest it profitably.
One hundred and fifty years later, descendants gather at his house, where each is to receive their share of the inheritance. The Jesuits, the masters of an intricate and diabolical conspiracy, plot to prevent the heirs from acquiring the money, fearing that their World-wide conspiracy to claim the legacy, now amounting to 212,175,000 francs, and that their plan to govern the destiny of Europe, will be exposed.
In the end, the future goes up in smoke, but the long punishment suffered by the Wandering Jew and the Wandering Jewess ends. Producers looking for an entry of the past with current appeal should see its potential as an exciting teleplay, whose enormous amount of research should pay off with the A. C. Nielsens.
About the dramatic screenplays:
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE WANDERING JEW AND THE WANDERING JEWESS dramatic screenplay adaptation of George Sylvester Viereck and Paul Eldridge, who corresponded with Albert Einstein, celebrates the universal story of love through the Time and Space continuum. Anno Domini 2000 was the pivotal year for the development of the extra-scriptural Legend of the Wandering Jew: the seventieth anniversary of the literary expression of the above; the fortieth anniversary of the Hugo Award winning "A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller, Jr., which features our character, sold over five million copies world-wide in six languages (English, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, and Portuguese), and which I lectured about at the 26th Annual Banff Centre Reading Workshop (adapted into THE ABBEY); and the twentieth anniversary of the passing away of Doctor George Kumler Anderson, whose document of twenty years of research, funded by a Guggenheim Fellowship, was published as a bicentennial edition of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (1965), celebrating its thirty-fifth publication anniversary.
About the dramatic teleplays:
THE WANDERING JEW is seventy-eight half-hour melodramatic scripts for television, adapted from the internationally successful serialized novelization by Doctor Eugène Sue, which appeared in the Paris Constitutionnel, increasing circulation from 5,944 to 24,771; major European translations; my dramatico-musical version won the national Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio Two New Opera contest (3rd), a book prize presented by the Canadian Opera Company; its first-draft play was a finalist in two full-length categories in the 21st Annual Play-writing Competition of Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism, one of nine in "discovery" and one of twelve in "any subject"; the prototypical film version was "Singular Vision with a Universal Theme" in the 1st Annual Calgary Society of Independent Film-makers Super-8 Festival, broadcast with feature interview on SHAW Cable-TV.
About the screenwriter:
Graduated age 21 with a liberal arts degree in political economy from the University of Calgary, under Rhodes scholar Luigi di Marzo, and his mentor, Colonel Burke Inlow, who met Albert Einstein upon the campus of Princeton University; film history with Father John Matheson, at the University of Regina; tutoring by Gervase de Peyer, the most recorded clarinetist in the World, at the private campus of Saint Michael's University School, Victoria; popular music, film, and screen-writing at the University of Lethbridge; fellowship to attend the Seventh Annual Banff International Television Festival; scholarship to study German language and culture at the University of Salzburg, Austria; bronze plaque for community television volunteering; a variety of other awards and accomplishments.