The Tempest archiveProspero, Duke of Milan, his dukedom usurped by his brother Antonio, is put to sea with his daughter Miranda and some magical books smuggled in by his loyal councillor Gonzalo. The sea casts them up on an island where Prospero, exercising his magical powers, makes a home for himself and Miranda. One day a great storm, which Prospero has conjured, breaks up a passing ship and delivers to him the members of his usurping court. Treacherous brother, fellow conspirators and old friend alike come under Prospero's spell. Shakespeare's last play. Running time 3 hours, including intervals.


Vanessa Redgrave (Prospero), Geraldine Alexander (Ariel), Besa Berberi (Second Goddess), Jasper Britton (Caliban), Paul Chahidi (Trinculo), Tas Embiata (Master of Ship), Kate Fleetwood (First Goddess), Kananu Kirimi (Miranda), Will Keen (Ferdinand), Robert McBain (Gonzalo), Terry McGinity (Alonso), Jonathan Oliver (Boatswain/Francisco), Sam Parks (Sebastian), Steffan Rhodri (Stephano), Martin Turner (Antonio)


Author: Shakespeare
Director: Lenka Udovicki
Music: Nigel Osbourne
Costume: Bjanka Ursulov
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The Tempest

The Tempest (Play) production archive for QTIX code T011554783. Details of all The Tempest archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S5212

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12 May 00
10 Sep 00
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
West End
Greater London

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User Reviews

USER (11Jan01): A gripping performance from Vanessa Redgrave (amongst several others), superb ensemble work, great music and a wonderful inventiveness make this a very fine version of the play, well worth seeing.
USER (11Jan01): Excellent production - but Redgrave was abysmal. She didn't grip the importance of her lines or the role in general at all, and looked like a tramp!

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