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Tempest, The

Synopsis
A live telecast from the American Hallmark Hall of Fame series. Maurice Evans is Prospero and Richard Burton is Caliban.
Series
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2001
Transmission details
3 Feb 1960 at 19:30 (Channel: NBC)
Duration
90 mins
Availability
Sale

Credits

Director
George Schaefer
Producer
George Schaefer; Rouben Ter-Arutunian
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Lehman Engel
Adaptor for Television
John Edward Friend
Cast
Maurice EvansProspero
Lee RemickMiranda
Roddy McDowallAriel
Richard BurtonCaliban
William H BassettFerdinand
Chris GampelBoatswain
Geoffrey LumbAlonso
Liam RedmondGonzalo
Paul BallantyneSebastian
Ronald RaddStephano
Tom PostonTrinculo
William LeMassenaAntonio

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Released on video in 2001.
General
Adapted for television by John Edward Friend.
The commercial shown during the transmission was for Hallmark Valentine’s Day cards - ‘as timeless as Shakespeare’s The Tempest’
History
Season 9, episode 181.
Figures
Viewing figures c21 million.
Reviews
Reviewed by Virgina M. Vaughan in Shakespeare on Film Newsletter (9 December 1984).

Production Company

Name

Compass Film Productions

Name

NBC

Sponsor

Name

Hallmark Cards

Archive

Name

UCLA Film & Television Archive

Email
arsc@ucla.edu
Web
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/access/databases.html External site opens in new window
Phone
(310) 206 5388
Fax
(310) 206 5392
Address
Individual Access
Archive Study and Research Center
46 Powell Library
302 East Melnitz
Los Angeles
CA90095-1323
USA

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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