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A TV writer conjures up the spirit of William Shakespeare to act as his co-writer but end up in a struggle with network heads over what makes "great TV."

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x18
Production Number: 4852
Airdate: Thursday May 23rd, 1963

Director: David Butler (2)
Writer: Rod Serling

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Julius Moomer needs a great script for his TV program. Using a book on black magic, he summons William Shakespeare to write his teleplay. The work is brilliant, and Moomer becomes an instant celebrity, which angers Shakespeare. While watching rehearsal of the script, William is shocked by changes that have been made and leaves. Moormer is asked write a two-and-half hour television show about history. He then uses the black magic book to summon up several characters from the past to assist him...

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