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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Peter Hall’s 1974 production of The Tempest with John Gielgud as Prospero.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
28 Jun 1974

Credits

Director
Peter Hall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Gryphon
Production Design
John Bury
Cast
John GielgudProspero
Jenny AgutterMiranda
Michael FeastAriel
Denis QuilleyCaliban
Rupert FrazerFerdinand
Alex McCrindleMaster of the Ship
Arthur LoweStephano
Christopher GuardFrancisco
Cyril CusackAntonio
Dana GillespieJuno
David MarkhamGonzalo
James MellorBoatswain
Joseph O’ConorAlonso
Julian OrchardTrinculo
Julie CovingtonIris
Peter RoccaAdrian
William SquireSebastian

Additional Details

Theatre
Old Vic Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Other
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
This was Peter Hall’s first production for the National Theatre and the third and last time that Gielgud played the part of Prospero on stage.
History
The production opened 5 March 1974
Reviews
Speaight, Robert. Shakespeare Quarterly 25 (1974), pp. 389-94 (in review-article).

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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Fax
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