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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Video recording using a single, fixed camera, of The Tempest directed by Janice Honeyman. Antony Sher is Prospero in a production influenced by African ritual, music and dance. The cast is all South African.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2009
Duration
140 (inc. 20 min. interval)

Credits

Director
Janice Honeyman
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Neo Muyanga
Production Design
Illka Louw
Cast
Antony SherProspero
Tinarie van Wyk LootsMiranda
Atandwa KaniAriel
John KaniCaliban
Charlie KeeganFerdinand
Chuma SopotelaIris
Chuma SopotelaJuno
Chuma SopotelaCeres
Elton LandrewStephano
Ivan AbrahamsGonzalo
Jeremy CrutchleyAlonso
Lionel NewtonAntonio
Nicholas PaulingSebastian
Nkosinathi GarrSprite/Deity
Omphile MolusiSprite/Deity
Royston StoffelsAdrian
Royston StoffelsFrancisco
Thami MbongoSprite/Deity
Wayne van RooyenTrinculo

Additional Details

Theatre
Courtyard Theatre, The
Theatre company
Baxter Theatre, Cape Town
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Victorian
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Colonialism; Puppets

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Extracts from the music composed by Neo Muyanga can be listened to at http://www.rsc.org.uk/whatson/7999.aspx )accessed 2/2009)
General
The puppets in the production, which double as spirits, are designed by Janni Younge.
History
The Tempest was staged at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 14 February - 14 March 2009 after transferring from South Africa. It is a joint RSC/Baxter Theatre Centre production.

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
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Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
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Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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