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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Low-budget independent film. The directors enlist a multiracial group of 17 young people from South London to do a workshop on The Tempest. During rehearsals the teenagers comment on the negative attention of the police and the media. Their life experiences feed into the their reading of the text as work on the play’s post-colonial interpretations. Ariel is played by several actresses. A variety of scenes are rehearsed and played out in sites around the Oval area of London.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2012
Availability
No distributor known (10/2011).
Notes
Budget £100,000.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting; Rehearsals; Untrained actors; Gender-blind casting; Youth Theatre

Credits

Director
Anthony Fletcher; Rob Curry
Producer
Anthony Fletcher; Rob Curry
Cinematographer
Daniel Fazio; Richard Mitchell
Music
Roi Erez
Cast
Afra Morris 
Charlotte Gallagher 
Charlotte Russell 
Chloe Reader 
Emily Wallis 
Felina Tremonit 
Jennifer Twomey 
Kieran Edwards 
Liz Francis 
Maeve Burke 
Mitchell Bonsra 
Nathan Wharton 
Paris Campbell 
Rosanna Mallinson 
Roy Alexander Weise 
Stef O’Driscoll 
Zephryn Taitte 

Production Company

Name

Fifth Column Films

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