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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Anthology arts series. Examines why The Tempest, still holds such fascination for modern audiences. Melvyn Bragg investigates the events surrounding the writing of the play, including contemporary interest in magic, the life of the mathematician and alchemist thought to be the inspiration for Prospero, and the colonisation of the Americas. Featuring footage from several productions of the play and interviews with experts and writers. Presented by Melvyn Bragg.
Series
South Bank Show, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
8 Feb 2009 at 22:16 (Channel: ITV1)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Producer
Paul Tickell
Contributor
Charles Nicholl; Gary Taylor (2); Lamming. George; Melvyn Bragg; Silvia Federici

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); magic; Colonialism

Production Company

Name

ITV Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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