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Tempesta, La

Alternative title
Tempest, The
Synopsis
Televised version of the play by Giorgio Strehler directed for television by Carlo Battistoni.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Italy
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
14 Dec 1981

Credits

Director
Carlo Battistoni; Giorgio Strehler
Writer
Augustino Lombardo
Music
Fiorenzi Carpi
Production Design
Luciano Damiani
Costume
Sibylle Ulsamer
Contributor
Marise Flach
Cast
Tino CarraroProspero
Fabiana UdenioMiranda
Giulia LazzariniAriel
Michelle PlacidoCaliban
Massino BonettiFerdinand
Enzo TarascioGonzalo
Ferruccio SoleriStephano
Franco GraziosiAntonio
Luigi OttoniSebastian
Mario PorfitoTrinculo
Mario ValgoiAlonso

Additional Details

Theatre company
Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Il
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Commedia dell’Arte; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Strehler’s first version of The Tempest was performed in the Boboli Gardens in Florence in 1948 with a translation by the poet Salvatore Quasimodo, and featured characters who emerged from the Garden’s fountains and reflecting pools. The second production, was initially staged in 1978 by the Piccolo Teatro della Citta di Milano at the Teatro Lirico, Milan, with a translation by longtime collaborator Agostino Lombardo, and performed in the United States in 1984. In this piece Strehler re-imagines the first twenty minutes of The Tempest through the eyes and mind of a spectator.

Production Company

Name

RAI Television

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
Name

Odéon Théâtre de L’Europe

Contact
Juliette Caron
Web
http://www.theatre-odeon.eu External site opens in new window
Phone
+33 1 44 85 40 12
Address
Multimedia Library
2 Rue Corneille
75006 Paris
France

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