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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Low-budget amateur feature film. A self-financed recording by the Rafters Players of their stage production. Filmed over three weeks in Cornwall.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1969
Duration
85 mins; 3.060 (16mm) feet

Credits

Director
David Snasdell; Nicholas Young
Cinematographer
David Snasdell
Music
John Deathridge
Cast
Christopher ScoularProspero
Vanessa BlackmoreMiranda
Richard PhetheanAriel
Johnny EcclesCaliban
Michael MenaughFerdinand
Christopher TempleSebastian
David AlleynAntonio
Richard HermitageStephano

Additional Details

Theatre company
Rafters Players
Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
amateur films; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Amateur theatre

Notes

Notes
The BFI National Archive holds a 16mm preservation print only (no viewing copy) (6/2007).
Reviews
`The production itself was only average and comes over as very poor in a badly lit and badly recorded film that uses none of the resources of cinema for a play that demands them...one applauds the initiative but it is hard to see why they bothered’ (McKernan & Terris, Walking Shadows: Shakespeare in the National Film and Television Archive. (London: bfi, 1994), p166.

Production Company

Name

Rafters Players Production

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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