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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Documentary. In the summer of 1968, at an invitation from Jean-Louis Barrault, Peter Brook worked for ten weeks with actors from France, Great Britain (chiefly RSC actors), America and Japan. This culminated in a performance at the Roundhouse, London, in a week of performance exercises and improvisations based on The Tempest. Extracts from the performances and comments from Brook explaining what they were trying to do, using the play as raw material to ask questions of and about the nature of theatre.
Language
English
Country
France
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1968
Duration
27 mins; 1044 (16mm) feet

Credits

Director
Ian Wilson
Producer
Carole Weisweiller
Cinematographer
Ian Wilson
Music
Elgardo Canton
Art Direction
David Findlay (2)
Contributor
Peter Brook

Additional Details

Theatre
Roundhouse, London
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Workshops

Production Company

Name

Saga Films (Paris)

Archive

Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
http://www.folger.edu External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA

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