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Fortuna

Alternative title
Tempest, The - A European Shakespeare Fortuna
Synopsis
Karin Beier’s 1997 production of The Tempest filmed for television by WDR. The modern-dress production employed 12 actors from nine countries. The multi-language production employed gender-blind casting, and the shipwrecked politicians dressed in modern suits. Beier’s concept of the new Europe dominated the production.
Country
Germany
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Notes
Please contact the Media Department of the Munich University Theatre Institute for private viewing on site.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting; Gender-blind casting

Credits

Director
Karin Beier
Music
Achim Krämer; Frank Köllges; Jörg Ritzenburg
Production Design
Florian Etti
Costume
Maria Roers
Cast
Anca Sigartu 
Claire Aveline 
Dan Marius Astileanu 
Faith Tingle 
Jacek Poniedzialek 
Karin Plammater 
Liz Kettle 
Margherita di Rauso 
Massimiliano Sbarsi 
Timo Torrika 
Wolfgang Maria Bauer 

Production Company

Name

Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Archive

Name

Munich Ludwig Maximilian University

Contact
Reiner Josef Klein: r.i.klein@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Email
theatrewissenschaft@uni-muenchen.de
Web
http://www.theaterwissenschaft.uni-muenchen.de/einrichtungen/bibliothek/hinweise_bibliot/index.html External site opens in new window
Phone
(089) 2180 2490
Fax
(089) 2180 5307
Address
Videotheque
Institute for Theatre Studies Library, Zentnerstrasse 31
Munich
80798
Germany
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