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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Video recording of the Folger Theatre’s 2007 production of The Tempest directed by Aaron Posner and videotaped for WAPAVA by George Karseboom. Michael Rudko is Prospero.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
9 Jun 2007
Duration
101 mins

Credits

Director
Aaron Posner; Teller
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Tony Cisek
Costume
Kate Turner-Walker
Contributor
George Karseboom
Cast
Michael RudkoProspero
Erin WeaverMiranda
Marybeth FritzkyAriel
Todd ScofieldCaliban
Mikaal SulaimanFerdinand
David Emerson ToneyAlonso
Jefferson A. RussellSebastian
Jim ZidarGonzalo
Michael Stewart AllenAntonio
Todd ScofieldStephano
Todd ScofieldTrinculo

Additional Details

Theatre
Elizabethan Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library
Theatre company
Folger Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

General
Stephano is portrayed as Caliban’s hand and Trinculo is a bottle from which Caliban has drunk. Their half-drunken dialogue is transformed into a babble which Caliban hears, and translates, as voices in his head.
History
The production ran 9 May-17 June 2007
Reviews
Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post (May 17 2007).

Archive

Name

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA)

Email
leahkim@umd.edu
Web
http://www.wapava.org External site opens in new window
Phone
(301) 405 9117
Address
James J. Taylor Collection
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1630

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