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©The Tempest 

The Tempest (2006)
Royal Shakespeare Theatre / Stratford-upon-Avon

Producer: Royal Shakespeare Company
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Mariah Gale, Finbar Lynch
Character: Prospero

Close to a Mediterranean island a storm overcomes a ship that carries King Alonso of Naples, his son Ferdinand and brother Sebastian, home from Tunis to Italy. Shipwrecked with them are the courtier, Gonzalo, and Antonio, the Duke of Milan. The storm is watched from the shore by Prospero, the former Duke of Milan and his fifteen year-old daughter, Miranda. Prospero tells her the story that twelve years before he had been deposed in a coup by his brother, Antonio, but with the aid of Gonzalo he had escaped in a boat with the infant Miranda and his books of magic. They came to the island and made it their home while the only native islander, Caliban, son of the witch Sycorax, was made their slave. Their only other companions are the spirits led by Ariel, whom Prospero had rescued by his magic, from imprisonment in a tree.

This play ran in repertoire from July 28, 2006 to October 12, 2006 at Stratford.

Tour Dates:
November 1 - 12, 2006 - University of Michigan @ Ann Arbor
November 21 - 25, 2006 - Theatre Royal @ Newcastle, UK
February 22 - March 24, 2007 - Novello Theatre @ London's West End

Related links:
Review (3/2/2007) — London Times
Review (3/2/2007) — Telegraph
Review (3/1/2007) — Evening Standard
Review (3/1/2007) — WhatsOnStage.com
Review (3/1/2007) — London Theatre Guide
Review (11/3/2006) — Detroit Free Press
Review (11/3/2006) — The Detroit News
Review (11/2/2006) — The Michigan Daily
Review (11/2/2006) — Ann Arbor News
RSC Takes The Tempest Far North (10/30/2006) — Ann Arbor News
Much Ado Is Going On At The Theatre (10/20/2006) — Hexham Courant
The Tempest Comes to London in February (8/25/2006) — London Theatre Guide
Review (8/13/2006) — Independent
Review (8/13/2006) — Sunday Times
Production Photos (8/11/2006) — Rex Features
Review (8/10/2006) — The Times
Review (8/10/2006) — Telegraph
Review (8/10/2006) — The Guardian
Review (8/9/2006) — Coventry Evening Telegraph
Review (8/9/2006) — Evening Standard
Review (8/9/2006) — Independent
Review (8/8/2006) — MusicOMH.com
User Reviews (8/4/2006) — Whats On Stage
Your Bard (1/17/2006) — Warwick Today
RSC Returns For Three-Week Residency With Classics (12/7/2005) — Univ. of MI
Wherefore Art Thou, Bard? Stratford (9/18/2005) — Washington Post
Exploring Shakespeare — RSC
Royal Shakespeare Company — The Complete Works
The Tempest Text Online — From Enotes.com
Theatre Royal/Newcastle — Play page
Ann Arbor Tempest Performance Schedule



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