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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Low-budget independent film. The directors enlist a multiracial group of 17 young people from South London to do a workshop on The Tempest. During rehearsals the teenagers comment on the negative attention of the police and the media. Their life experiences feed into the their reading of the text as work on the play’s post-colonial interpretations. Ariel is played by several actresses. A variety of scenes are rehearsed and played out in sites around the Oval area of London.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2012
Duration
72 mins
Availability
No distributor known (10/2011).

Credits

Director
Anthony Fletcher; Rob Curry
Producer
Anthony Fletcher; Rob Curry
Cinematographer
Daniel Fazio; Richard Mitchell
Music
Roi Erez
Cast
Zephryn TaitteProspero
Paris CampbellMiranda
Rosanna MallinsonAriel
Roy Alexander WeiseCaliban
Nathan WhartonFerdinand
Afra MorrisGonzalo
Charlotte GallagherAntonio
Kieran EdwardsTrinculo
Mitchell BonsraSebastian
Stef O’DriscollStephano

Additional Details

Theatre company
Oval House Youth Theatre
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting; Rehearsals; Untrained actors; Gender-blind casting; Youth Theatre

Notes

Notes
Budget £100,000.
History
The World Premiere was held at the East End Film Festival in July 2012.
Reviews
Hannah McGill, Sight & Sound (v. 22, issue 11, November 2012), p. 108.

Production Company

Name

Fifth Column Films

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