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Tempest, The

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera of the 1995 Royal Shakespeare Company small-scale production of The Tempest. Directed by David Thacker with Paul Jesson as Prospero.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
18 Aug 1995
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Director
David Thacker
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Adrian Johnston
Production Design
Sheila Keegan
Cast
Paul JessonProspero
Sarah Jane HolmMiranda
Bonnie EngstromAriel
Dominic LettsCaliban
David FahmFerdinand
Daniel FlynnAntonio
David WestonAlonso
Helen BlatchMariner/Spirit
Ian DriverMariner
Ian DriverStephano
Jeremy BrookMariner
Jeremy BrookTrinculo
Kenneth FarringtonGonzalo
Matimba. SekaiBoatswain
Matimba. SekaiSpirit
Romy BaskervilleAdrian
Sarah BallMariner/Spirit
Stephen HattersleySebastian

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Played as a double bill with David Thacker’s production of Edward Bond’s Bingo.
History
The production opened at the Young Vic (press night 26 June 1995) moving to the Swan Theatre (press night 25 July 1995) and then going on tour.
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
Collins, Michael J. Shakespeare Bulletin 14, no. 1 91996), pp12-13.

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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