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Tempest, The

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the 1982 Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Tempest. Directed by Ron Daniels with Derek Jacobi as Prospero and Mark Rylance as Ariel.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
22 Jan 1983
Duration
187 mins

Credits

Director
Ron Daniels
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stephen Oliver
Production Design
Maria Bjornson
Cast
Derek JacobiProspero
Alice KrigeMiranda
Mark RylanceAriel
Bob PeckCaliban
Michael MaloneyFerdinand
Alun ArmstrongTrinculo
Angela KazimierczukIris
Cathy FinlayMariner/Spirit
Christine BotesCeres
Christopher BenjaminStephano
Edward JewesburyGonzalo
James GaddasMariner/Spirit
Jeffery DenchSebastian
Josette SimonSpirit
Lesley SharpSpirit
Niall PaddenBoatswain
Paul WebsterAlonso
Ray LlewellynMaster of the Ship
Robert ClareMariner/Spirit
Robert O’MahoneyAntonio
Theresa ListerJuno
Tom MannionMariner/Spirit
William HadenAdrian

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Press night 11 August 1982. The production moved to the Barbican.
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Lindley, David. The Tempest. (London:Arden Shakespeare, 2003). Studies post-war productions of The Tempest at the RSC focusing on Prospero, the staging of the spectacular, and music.

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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