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Tempest, The

Synopsis
A videotape recording of the stage production by the Theatre for a New Audience of The Tempest. Robert Statell is Prospero.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
28 Mar 1986
Duration
135 mins

Credits

Director
Julie Taymor
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Elliot Goldenthal
Production Design
G.W. Mercier
Costume
G.W. Mercier
Contributor
Jeffrey Horowitz
Cast
Robert StattelProspero
Roxann CabaleroMiranda
Louise SmithAriel
L. Peter CallemderCaliban
Michael ButlerFerdinand
Dino LaudivinaAlonso
Kelly WaltersTrinculo
Kim SullivanAntonio
Reggie MontgomeryStephano
Thomas CarsonSebastian
William MyersGonzalo

Additional Details

Theatre
CSC Repertory, New York, New York.
Theatre company
Theatre for a New Audience
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Commedia dell’Arte; masks; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Puppets
Related items
Behind the Scenes with Julie Taymor

Notes

General
Julie Taymor was also responsible for the puppetry and masks used in the production. Ariel is a bunruku puppet; Trinculo and Stephano wear commedia dell’arte costumes and masks. The clowns are played by actors with experience in clowning - Kelly Walters appeared in Barnum and Reggie Montgomery was once a clown for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Reviews
Victor Gluck, Shakespeare Bulletin 4, no.4 (1986), pp9-10. D.J. R. Bruckner, New York Times, 27 March 1986.

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
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Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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