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Tempest, The

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2000 touring producton of The Tempest. Directed by James Macdonald with Philip Voss as Prospero.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
13 Dec 2000
Duration
173 mins

Credits

Director
James Macdonald (2)
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Orlando Gough
Production Design
Jeremy Herbert
Cast
Philip VossProspero
Nikki Amuka-BirdMiranda
Gilz TereraAriel
Zubin VarlaCaliban
Oliver DimsdaleFerdinand
Antony ByrneSebastian
Barbara GellhornSpirit
Ben CaseyAdrian
Hazel HolderSpirit
Hazel HolderIris
James SaxonStephano
Julian KerridgeTrinculo
Matthew BaileySpirit
Michael O’ConnorSpirit
Michael O’ConnorBoatswain
Nicholas DayAntonio
Paul McClearyAlonso
Robert Langdon LloydGonzalo
Sarah QuistJuno
Sarah QuistSpirit
Thomas AaronMaster of the Ship

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Pit Theatre, London, 19 October-18 November 2000; at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, 30 November 2000-6 January 2001; at the Tokyo Globe, Tokyo, 26 May-10 June 2001; and on tour through 2001.
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-World War II Royal Shakespeare Company productions of TheTempest by focusing on Prospero and the other main characters in relation to him, the staging of the spectacular, and the 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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