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Rough Magic

Synopsis
Audio podcast. Fifth episode of a radio serialisation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Episode scripts were adapted and produced by Catherine Eaton and rendered into modern English verse by Kenneth Cavander. The production was directed by Andy Wolk. Part of the ‘Play On Shakespeare’ project to create more contemporary and accessible versions of the texts for performance.

5. King Alonso grows increasingly despondent over the loss of his son, giving Antonia and Sebastian confidence that they will soon take power. They stumble upon a sumptuous feast presented by mysterious beings and waste no time gorging themselves before Ariel appears as a harpy and chastises Alonso, Sebastian and Antonia for their sinful acts, past and present. Elsewhere, Caliban encourages Stephano to carry out the murder of Prospero, which he vows to do until Trinculo stumbles upon the clothing and finery that Prospero and Ariel have laid as a trap to distract them. Caliban urges them to ignore the rich garments but Trinculo and Stephano get carried away with the luxury of the robes, gathering them greedily until Prospero unleashes his supernatural hounds to attack the conspirators and chase them into a frenzy. He revels in their misery and urges his dogs on in the attack but Ariel convinces him to ease his vengeance. At last, Prospero softens and vows to give up his magical powers once he performs his final act.
Series
Play on Podcasts: The Tempest
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Transmission details
8 May 2023
Duration
29 mins

Credits

Director
Andy Wolk
Music
Lawrence Shragge
Adaptor for Radio
Kenneth Cavander
Cast
Jay O. SandersProspero
Kim WuanMiranda
Kuhoo VermaAriel
Gregg MozgalaCaliban
Greg CuellarFerdinand
Anthony CochraneSebastian
Barzin AkhavanTrinculo
Brent JenningsStephano
Jordan BakerAntonia (Antonio)
Kevin KilnerAlonso
Kuhoo VermaJuno
Maryann PlunkettGonzala (Gonzalo)
Nancy RodriguezIris
Paco TolsonCeres
Paco TolsonBoatswain

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
radio drama

Online Availability

Online URL
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tempest-rough-magic/id1561429994?i=1000612179442
Online format
Streamed/Download

Production Company

Name

Next Chapter Podcasts

Web
https://ncpodcasts.com/playonpodcast External site opens in new window

Sponsor

Name

Play On Shakespeare

Email
info@playonshakespeare.org
Web
https://playonshakespeare.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(541) 846 8466
Address
PO Box 955
Ashland, OR
97520
USA

Distributor

Name

Apple Podcasts

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