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The Tempest

Synopsis
A video recording of The Tempest, staged as part of The Bridge Project, directed by Sam Mendes. Stephen Dillane is Prospero.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
12 Mar 2010
Duration
140 mins

Credits

Director
Sam Mendes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Mark Bennett
Production Design
Tom Piper
Costume
Catherine Zuber
Cast
Stephen DillaneProspero
Juliet RylanceMiranda
Christian CarmagoAriel
Ron Cephas JonesCaliban
Edward BennettFerdinand
Aaron KrohnAdrian
Alvin EpsteinGonzalo
Anthony O’DonnellTrinculo
Ashlie AtkinsonJuno
Jenny BarberIris
Jonathan FriedAlonso
Michael ThomasAntonio
Michelle BeckCeres
Richard HansellSebastian
Ross WaitonBoatswain
Ross WaitonFrancisco
Thomas SadoskiStephano

Additional Details

Theatre
Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
A production within The Bridge Project, a three-year transatlantic partnership between the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Old Vic and Neal Street Productions.
History
Staged at BAM’s Harvey Theater, Brooklyn, NY, 24 February-13 March 2010; and at the Old Vic, London, 12 June-21 August 2010.
Stills
"The best thing about The Tempest is its visual coherence. Eschewing the fashionable colonial reading, Mendes presents the play as a piece of meta-theatre with Prospero an all-controlling director-playwright. This yields one beautiful image in which the masque becomes a recreation of Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, with a sun-hatted Prospero presiding over a pastoral idyll" [Michael Billington, The Guardian, 24 June, 2010).

Production Company

Name

Character Generators

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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